Fall’s GOURD-geous Fruit!

Sep 18, 2018 | Local Producers

Did you know pumpkins are part of the gourd family and are very nutritious? Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and are high in fiber. They are good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, potassium, protein, and iron.

Pumpkins have endless uses when fall rolls around, so carve them, bake them or decorate with them. October in Indiana is harvest season for this orange fruit, and there are countless places to find them grown locally. So start planning you pumpkin-related activities now!


With over 100 Indiana Grown members growing pumpkins, you won’t have to look far for your very own locally-grown pumpkins!

Watch our public service announcement at: https://youtu.be/YP4DDOFhXDs


Indiana Grown is administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture in partnership with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. The initiative educates consumers on the importance of buying Indiana Grown products, helps Indiana farmers and producers sell more products and supports Indiana processors in their effort to process more Indiana Grown products. Indiana Grown members and partners include farmers, producers, processors and artisans, as well as retailers, grocers, hospitals and restaurants.

Photo courtesy: Kendal Baker