This is THE weekend to grab that pumpkin. More families will be picking out their pumpkins this weekend than any other time. Freshness is the key.

Here are some tips on how to pick the best pumpkin for your family.

  • Look for different kinds of pumpkins.  Orange, White, off color. Find one that appeals to you.
  • Go for the green stems. The greener the stem the more fresh it is.
  • Listen for a deep hollow sound when you thump a pumpkin.
  • Check for firmness. When pumpkins are ready to harvest the skin turns leathery and firm
  • Don’t buy a pumpkin with “wounds” Scars are ok, but deep gashes are a no-go.