The Pumpkin Harvest

by Alex Hallowell

It’s official, fall is here. And, with fall comes the harvest. This morning, when I awoke bleary-eyed from the Island Creek Oyster Fest (more on that to come), my uncle let me know that a Bobcat was coming to haul his pumpkins to the front of the house for display.

I had been worried the rain would claim the pumpkins, but only one fell victim:

When we arrived, the harvest was in full swing.

Here is the one that will off to the Topsfield Fair at the end of the month:

So, does anyone have good pumpkin recipes? I have a feeling we’ll need them in the coming weeks…


About eSS&SC

The South Shore and South Coast has been home to hunting, gathering, fishing, farming––and great eating––for over 10,000 years. We are committed to identifying, devouring, and sharing all that Southeastern Massachusetts has to offer today and preserving local options for future generations.
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3 Responses to The Pumpkin Harvest

  1. Karen says:

    Look at the size of those pumpkins…just incredible.

  2. eSS says:

    Watch for recipe ideas in our Autumn edition of eSS due out next week!

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