’Pumpkin Day’ to wrap up farmers’ market

A fabulous “Pumpkin Day” is lined up at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market this Saturday (Oct. 29). Be sure to come out and see the “boo”tiful display of carved and painted pumpkins created by local artisans.
Whether it’s choosing the perfect Jack O’Lantern or decoration for the front garden, you’ll be able to find the pumpkin that works for you!
The decorated pumpkins will be raffled in the annual “Pumpkin Raffle,” with all proceeds going to the Riverside Foundation for Health Care.
CVFM manager Deb Cornell remarked “it’s a talented group that crafts these . . . you can’t believe what they can do with a pumpkin!” She is especially excited to see the pumpkin-decorating results on Saturday this year.
“Young people from art classes at the Fort Frances High School are taking on this challenge and decorating pumpkins,” Cornell enthused. “What a great way for high school students to participate in fundraising for our local health care.
“I’m sure we’ll see some really imaginative creations,” she added.
To participate in the “Pumpkin Raffle,” get to the farmers’ market between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Draws will begin at 1 p.m.
Winners can collect their pumpkins before 4 p.m. at the market.
When you are finished investigating all of the decorated pumpkins, summon your courage to visit Lowey’s Haunted House—it’s guaranteed to put you in a Hallowe’en mood.
And, if you are not lucky enough to win a pumpkin in the raffle, there still will be hundreds to choose from either Lowey’s Produce or Gerber Farm.
Whether it’s Jack O’Lantern style or perfect-for-pie, there will lots of selection.
Plan ahead for Christmas by placing orders for holiday foods such as perogies, cabbage rolls, meats, baking, and desserts. Fruitcake ingredients are all available at the market.
Get those cakes done early, so they have time to ripen.
Norma Carter also will be displaying her scrapbooking supplies at the farmers’ market this Saturday. There will be ideas for gifts for scrapbookers, demonstrations of cutting systems, and journalling boxes.
Take time this Saturday to have a close look at each farmers’ market booth. Lots of “end of season” inventory reductions will be happening because it’s end-of-the-season “pack up” time.
Christina Stoessinger of Grandmother’s Attic, for instance, has her antiques and collectibles 20 percent off rather than taking them home.
Last Saturday’s free draw, a decorated Christmas sleigh donated by the local Friends of Animals, was won by Angela Shute.

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