Pumpkin shortage? Not in our backyards

Pumpkin shortage? Not in our backyards

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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WCNC.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 25 at 6:00 PM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- It is a field of dreams for Kelly Carrigan and her family as the owners of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville since 1902.

With 12 acres and thousands of soon-to-be jack-o-lanterns, their business is doing just fine.

But elsewhere in the country, there is trouble at the pumpkin patch. Most of the world's pumpkin crops are grown in the Midwest where farmers have struggled with drought conditions.

This year the drought has made it tough, meaning some Tarheel state pumpkins may end up on porches in other states.

“Our crop looks wonderful this year. The pumpkins are irrigated.  We haven’t had too much rain and we’ve made it rain just enough,” Carrigan said.

Just in time for Halloween.

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