THE PUMPKIN IS A NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE, DATING BACK AS EARLY AS 7,500 TO 5,000 B.C.

Pumpkin patches can be found all over Canada and the United States. They’re very versatile when it comes to pies and other desserts; some grow into amazing sizes, with the largest up to a ton; raw pumpkins provide food energy – an excellent source when eaten daily; and on Hallowe’en they’re in entertainment mode. The kids love them, and so do TORONTO’s black squirrels, who tear them apart and chew them up.