National Pumpkin Day arrives every year on October 26. To help celebrate one of the most versatile fruits (yup, pumpkins are part of the fruit family), we’ve compiled a list of five fun ways you can get involved this year (no pumpkin costume required!).
1. recipe round-up
Get creative with your pumpkin recipes. Love pumpkin soup? Try COBS’ take on a winter warmer here. Want to step it up a notch? We have created the ultimate, pumpkin-filled dessert. This is our recipe for a super simple, No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake that only takes 15 minutes of prep work!
2. pumpkin carving
We had to include an obvious option. Getting family and friends around and hosting a pumpkin carving night is a super fun way to celebrate pumpkin season. For those with a more competitive streak why not host a carving competition? Winner gets a 6-pack of COBS Bread Pumpkin Scones or Pumpkin Tarts!
3. pumpkin facts
Impress your friends and family with your pumpkin facts this year. Did you know?…
- More than 2 billion pounds of pumpkin is produced in Canada and the United States each year.
- The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in 2005 and weighed 2,020 pounds.
- The pumpkin flowers, seeds and flesh are all edible and are rich in potassium and vitamin A.
4. Pumpkin patch
Visiting a pumpkin patch is a great day out that the whole family can enjoy. Supporting local farms is also a great way to give back at this time of year. Pro tip: Make sure to bring your own bag to carry your prized souvenir home.
5. pumpkin spice…
…and everything nice. Be part of the bandwagon this year and go get yourself a pumpkin spice latte. Yes, they’re basic but boy are they wonderful. Extra points for making your own, drink up!