Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fall is here, and that means its time to begin thinking about the season’s fruits, vegetables and decorations.
Fresh-picked apples are available from mid-August through mid-November. And while pears and watermelons should be around through the first part of October, you probably won’t find corn, beans and tomatoes after the middle of September.
Pumpkins and gourds are now out in full force, along with other fall decorations including Indian corn, hay bales, corn stalks and mums.
York County has a wealth of locally owned markets and stands where you can find fall fruits, vegetables and family activities.
JOHNSTOWN, PA — The search for The Great Pumpkin by cartoon icon Charlie Brown may have come to a rapid conclusion had he had access to this year’s pumpkin field at the Tim Gresh farm near Colver.
The norm this year at Gresh’s farm are pumpkins weighing 50 pounds or more, pumpkins that are being turned into some of the biggest, scariest Jack-o-Lanterns gracing porches and lawns.
With pumpkins 90 percent water, moisture in the 2013 growing season of Cambria and Somerset counties has been abundant enough to meet that high standard, but not too much to foster growth problems, according to growers.
The result is plenty of well-shaped, good-colored, heavy pumpkins, be they for pies or for fun.