In Praise of the Pumpkin

Explore Autumn's ubiquitous squash. The pumpkin is a fall fruit with a rich heritage and flexible flavor that has been used for centuries.

Punkin' Chunkin' One of the more unusual pumpkin uses would have to be as a projectile! Every year in the sleepy burg of Estancia, N.M., an annual event is held by the local Rotary Club. Contestants vie with one another to see how far they can lob a pumpkin. The contest, now in its 18th year, benefits a local scholarship fund.
Photo courtesy Mountain View Telegraph