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Master Gardeners to sell pumpkins

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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The WSU Master Gardeners of Mason County will be selling pumpkins to raise money for the 2011-2012 Catalyst Park Food Bank Garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 15 in front of the Sage Book Store in Shelton. According to the Master Gardener Foundation, the garden has supplied the local food bank with 110 pounds of fresh vegetables weekly through the spring, summer and fall months. The money raised will go toward buying vegetable seeds, compost and fertilizer for the next growing season.

In addition to the food bank garden, Catalyst Park has 12 community-raised garden beds where members of the Shelton community have grown their own vegetables.

Master Gardeners plan on adding up to 10 raised beds this spring. Sybil Jones, a garden volunteer, stated - that the pumpkins being sold are a variety called Rouge Vif D Etampes, or Cinderella pumpkins, and can be enjoyed as jack-o'-lanterns, a pumpkin pie or in pumpkin soup.

The Master Gardeners will also have recipes available on how to prepare fresh pumpkin or freeze it for your Thanksgiving pies. Sage Book Store is located at 116 W Railroad Avenue.

At a glance

What: WSU Master Gardeners of Mason County pumpkin sale

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 15

Where: Sage Book Store, 116 West Railroad Avenue

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Original Publication Date: October 13, 2011

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