One Kentucky farm was featured on national television to talk about why we may notice fewer pumpkins for sale this year.
Fewer Pumpkins in 2023
One sure sign that fall is officially here is when we start seeing pumpkins everywhere. One of my favorite traditions is heading out to a local pumpkin patch and scouting the perfect pumpkins to decorate my front porch with. However this year we may see fewer pumpkins available after the weather this year has impacted the pumpkin harvest.
According to ABC, the pumpkin issues are impacting farms across the country.
From New Jersey to Kentucky and down to Texas, farmers have battled a bevy of conditions that could squash some pumpkin plans.
Kentucky Farm Featured on Good Morning America
In Paducah, Kentucky, summer heat was followed by heavy rains that amounted to 200% of their normal annual rainfall in the last three months.
Nathan Huyck, the owner of Huyck Farms, told ABC News "I ended up having 10 inches of rain in August here. I think last year, the year before that, we had 1 inch of rain in August. So it's quite a difference."
If you're planning on putting pumpkins out this year or carving jack-o-lanterns, you may want to get your pumpkins early, and if you can, support local pumpkin patches and farms. If you want to check out Huyck Farms and everything they're up to this season, you can find them online, here.