Some pumpkin patches pleased with the season, while others suffer

Preparations for the Pumpkin Glow in Dayton. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – With Halloween right around the corner, now is the time to head to your local pumpkin patch.

Farmers in Troy say they’re lucky the weather hasn’t had an effect on their pumpkin season, but it’s not the same for other patches.

Employees at Fulton Farms in Troy, which supplies local grocery stores, including Kroger and Walmart, say they’ve even had to supply local pumpkin patches who weren’t so lucky.

Some farms south of Dayton got too much rain this season, which means slim pickings when it comes to harvest their pumpkin crops. Farmers say they planted the seeds in June, and harvested them in September.

On average, the price for a pumpkin runs 30 cents per pound. And when it came time to harvest here, there were hundreds of pumpkins to choose from.

“This year we’re having a really good year,” Fulton Farms employee Beverly Fulton. “We have a large variety of different sizes of pumpkins and we are selling a lot, not only to our market customers, but we’re also whole selling a lot to different stores around.”

Fulton Farms says they’ll be selling their pumpkins up until October 31st, and also some for Thanksgiving as well. They say this coming weekend will be their busiest of the season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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