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Everything About Pumpkins

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director A bit of Arizona history says that before Phoenix was officially named, locals used to call the area Pumpkinville because of all the wild pumpkins that grew in and around what we … Continue reading

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A Day at The Farm: Pick Your Own Produce Around Arizona

By Cecelia Wilken, Current ASU Nutrition Student One of my fondest childhood memories was heading up to Dewey, Arizona and adventuring through the Mortimer Farm pumpkin patch every October. Since then I’ve shared that tradition with my own family. Every … Continue reading

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City Kids Go Country… at Mortimer Family Farms

We recently learned about the vast array of local Pumpkin patches and Corn Maze Festivals from a post on Fill Your Plate. So, we decided to load up our family and head to Mortimer Family Farms for their pumpkin patch, corn maze, and fall festivities.

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Annual Pumpkin Festival Joins Forces with Arizona Fish and Game for Family Event

Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Norm Freeman, as part of his annual Pumpkin Festival, has opened his farm in Chino Valley to host a free Arizona Game and Fish Department educational day on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Interesting Facts about the Pumpkin

Pumpkin carving is a big Halloween tradition but did you know it wasn’t the first vegetable to be carved for the holiday? Here are some interesting facts about the much-loved pumpkin.

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