Pink Pumpkins Are Popping Up In RI & They're Perf For All Your Autumn Selfies
It’s the classic September dilemma.
Your inbox and your news feeds are overflowing with posts about sweaters, boots, PSL (pumpkin spice lattes) memes, and how-to’s for getting cozy - meanwhile afternoon temps are still up in the 70’s and 80’s.
So, maybe don’t transition your closet over completely to fall quite yet, but you will want to pick up a pink pumpkin before they’re all gone.
Yup, pink (also known Porcelain Doll) pumpkin season is here, and it has absolutely nothing to do with diy or arts and crafts.
Honestly I had no idea…until a Whole Foods run the other night when I happened upon a ginormous display of corn, mums, pumpkin pie squash, bright white pumpkins, and yessss those striking pink (some in more of a salmon tone too) ones.
No spreading out newspaper on the floor, spray painting, crafting expertise, or cleaning up afterwards required…because they are a hybrid variety that grow that way. (Big sigh of relief from those of us who are all thumbs when it comes to do-it-yourself anything.)
Apparently the pink hued (orange on the inside…and just fine for cooking and baking ty very much) pumpkins were created by accident back in 2011 by the Froese Family who own a Colorado seed company and have increased in popularity ever since. I mean, from what I’ve read, people in other states have been going bananas trying to track these babies down. (Just throwing THAT out there.)
Also, since Mrs. Carol Froese happens to be a breast cancer survivor, and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they decided to form a non-profit called the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation and ask farmers who buy their seeds to pledge 25 cents from every pumpkin sold to their charity. To date, they have raised over 100K for breast cancer research.
So, check out Whole Foods Cranston and Providence or your favorite farmers markets in the area starting now. The closest local grower I could find via the Froese Family’s Foundation site map is located in Connecticut, but I’ve heard CG Farm in Coventry has had them in the past as well, so it might be worth scoping them out this coming weekend if you’re so inclined.