A Ghost of a Chance
Yesterday, I posted a photo of some white pumpkins.
Several of you wrote saying you could not find them in your area.
I understand your frustration.
I'm normally a very calm person.
But I did throw a fit in a pumpkin patch one year when I could not find
the type of pumpkins I was looking for.
I remember, it was about 1998 and I'd seen white pumpkins in
Martha Stewart Living for the first time and I HAD to have white pumpkins.
I was living in Atlanta at the time, so one afternoon, my boyfriend and two friends of
mine set out for a pumpkin patch in north Georgia where I was just positive I'd find
all types of fancy pumpkins.
Only the usual orange ones as far as the eye could see.
Well, since there were no casper pumpkins or fairytale or any other of the specialty sort,
I started looking for the ideal orange pumpkins.
My boyfriend and friends grew weary as they watched me go up and down the rows searching
for the perfect pumpkins.
At one point my boyfriend said, "Let's go!"
I stomped my foot and started to cry...
"I have to find the perfect one!"
He shrugged and told the other couple we were with that it was going to be awhile.
I did find some good pumpkins that year.
But the boyfriend? He dumped me soon after.
I am not known to throw tantrums...but don't mess with me when I'm in a pumpkin patch!
That's serious business.
Fancy pumpkins are quite plentiful around these parts.
A trip to the Oklahoma City Farmers Market down off of Reno will bring you
a wide variety of pumpkins.
We also have "Under the Sun" plant stands that set up around town in the spring and fall
which carry quite a huge selection of all the fancy types.
A ride south to TJ Farms in TriCity will also reap you loads of all
different sorts of pumpkins.
I'm sure there are other sources to find them but these are sure winners around here.
So if you are having a hard time finding them near you...head to the farmers markets and the fancy
nurseries. They should have them or have an idea where you can get them.
And if all else fails a little white paint on an orange pumpkin will do the trick.