Once Upon a Fairytale Pumpkin
Posted October 18, 2021 in Special Features
We love autumn with all its colors and magical transitions. Once, on a hunt for the perfect jack-o-lantern, we stumbled upon a bin filled with beautiful and mysterious looking pumpkins.
These were not your typical pumpkins – they ranged in color from dark green to a gorgeous deep mahogany. They conjured up images of a fanciful gourd straight from the pages of a fairy tale. In fact, they are called “Fairytale” pumpkins.
Squat in shape and deeply ribbed, they appealed to the possibilities of imagination. Was this the kind of pumpkin that carried Cinderella to the ball?
Fairytale pumpkins are an old heirloom variety native to France. Its French name is “Musquée de Provence” and it gets its nickname from its fanciful appearance. They not only present many possibility for whimsical decorations, they are a favorite with chefs. The meat is fine grained and well-suited for soups and pies. It’s described as the most flavorful pumpkin you can find.
Tuesday, October 26 is National Pumpkin Day. Maybe that day you, too, will discover the spectacular beauty of a fairytale pumpkin. However, be advised, fairy godmothers might find them irresistible and get to them first!
Looking for a place to find the perfect pumpkin? Here are some pumpkin patches in Clark County – some also offer hay rides and corn mazes. Call for hours of operation and COVID restrictions:
Walton Farms, 1617 NE 267th Ave, Camas, WA 98607 (360) 834-2810
Vancouver Pumpkin Patch, 18905 NE 83rd St, Vancouver, WA 98682 (360) 892–0434
Bi-Zi Farms, 9504 NE 119th St, Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 574-9119
Ollmann Farms, 22706 NE 37th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642 (360) 887-4000
Pomeroy Farm, 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd, Yacolt, WA (360) 686-3537
Looking for the perfect home where that Fairytale pumpkin can live Happily Ever After? Let’s explore your options.