Meijer Strengthens Commitment to Local, Offers Freshest Pumpkin Assortment for Halloween

October 11, 2021 Meijer

Meijer has a longstanding commitment to its local growers that stems beyond offering customers fresh asparagus and squash. The Midwest retailer also partners with family-owned farms across its six-state footprint to bring in the freshest pumpkin assortment.

Produce-ing Pumpkins: Stephen Katzman Reflects on Generations of a Family Tradition in the Produce Industry

October 21, 2020 S. Katzman Produce

For many families, October marks the season of apple picking, carved pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns, but fall traditions looked a little different in the Katzman household growing up.

Researching the Next Niche Crop in South Florida: New Breeds of Pumpkins, Calabazas Making Headway

The goal is to develop varieties of pumpkins varieties that are attractive to growers because they produce high-yielding, superior quality (flesh sweetness, texture, flavor and color) that can withstand hot, humid, and wet conditions of South Florida all year round. An additional component to the research focuses on the calabaza, also known as the Cuban pumpkin.

For Jack o’ Lanterns, White is the New Orange

October 29, 2019 University of New Hampshire

At the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, researchers have ensured that pumpkin lovers have plenty of variety to choose from, including the popular white pumpkins, when decorating for this spookiest holiday of the year.