Ottawa Pumpkin Harvest Suffers As Farmers Struggle With Poor Weather, Failed Crops
by Trevor Pritchard, CBC News
Posted: 2017-09-27 09:06:28 EST

Just like every autumn, Saunders Farm in rural south Ottawa is stacked with bright orange pumpkins.

But thanks to this spring's heavy rainfall, there's one big difference: almost all of this year's crop had to be shipped in from somewhere else.

Farms across the Ottawa region are struggling after poor weather conditions produced a lacklustre harvest or no crops at all. 

"We've never had the kind of rain that we had. This was above and beyond anything we've had before," said Mark Saunders, the farm's co-owner.

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