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October means pumpkins!

Pumpkins are one of the most famous symbols of fall. According to the USDA, production is widely dispersed throughout the United States, with all states producing some pumpkins. However, about 62 percent of pumpkin acres were cultivated in only ten states, and California leads the nation in value of production at $22.8 million, according to annual surveys by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Don’t forget to look for a pumpkin patch near you!

Pumpkin Patches in Southern California.

Pumpkin Patches in Northern California.

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