Pumpkin madness has arrived all over east central Illinois. The pumpkin farms are open, #psl is trending on Twitter, and the market has a great stock of the pumpkins of all sizes. Regardless of your or my personal feelings about pumpkin spice everything, fall has definitely arrived in C-U. This time of year, attendance tends to slow at the market. The weather is colder, events have wound down, and people are less likely to want to get out of bed to head over. But, if you can manage to make it out to the market there are some great benefits to the end of the market, too. Pumpkins, apples, and root vegetables are all in great supply and now is the time to stock up local, grass fed meats and local wine to make it through the winter. Winter in C-U is no joke, so don’t miss out on your chance to be prepared with a full pantry.
Pumpkins have arrived at the market, along with some colder weather.