2014-10-23 / Front Page

Drought has nudged price of pumpkins up

Cooper Flanagan, 4, and Sophie Flanagan, 6, helped pick their family's jack-o-lanterns at the Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch this week. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Cooper Flanagan, 4, and Sophie Flanagan, 6, helped pick their family's jack-o-lanterns at the Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch this week. (Erik Skindrud | The GAZETTE)Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - The price of pumpkins can be added to the list of things affected by the region's continuing drought.

If the drought continues, operator Bruce Kahl of the Jerseydale Ranch Pumpkin Patch may throw in the towel next year.

"Pumpkins are a thirsty crop," Kahl said this week.

At Pioneer Market, the average price of a single pumpkin is up about $1 over a year ago, greengrocer Sammy Gutierrez said.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Oct. 30 MARIPOSA GAZETTE.


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