So what can we do to help?
- Try carving knobbly squash or small green pumpkins – they make terrific lanterns and are even tastier to eat!
- If you buy ‘just for carving’ pumpkins, eat the insides jazzed up with spices and other veg!
- See how many different pumpkin dishes you can make – remember the seeds are good to eat, too!
- Plan to grow your own next year!
- Support local growers and get your pumpkins and squash from local outlets!
We will be getting our pumpkins and squash from a few different places:
- Some are being donated by generous local growers (Prospects Trust, Snakehall Farm; Cambridge Cropshare/Willow Farm, Lode and through local box scheme supplier Cambridge Organic Food Company);
- Some will be surplus food from local businesses that would otherwise go to waste.
- If you have pumpkins and squash you would like to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
And you can get your locally grown pumpkins from:
- Cambridge Farmers’ Outlet, 8 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG
- Darwin Nurseries, 5 Quy Water, Newmarket Road, Teversham, CB21 9AT
- Arjuna Wholefoods, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD
- Cambridge Organic Food Company (Cofco veg box scheme) www.cofco.co.uk
- Cambridge Cyrenians Allotment Project (CCAP) Pumpkin Stall (outside St. Andrew’s Hall, Tues 27th Oct 12-2pm only – see event listings)
- The Linton Kitchen, 30 High St, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4HS Buy pumpkins and squash from them from 23rd October onward – then bring them back carved on Halloween (31st October) to be judged in a competition! See events page for more details.
- Mayflower Produce stall at the Sunday Farmer’s Market in Cambridge Market Square (opposite Great St Mary’s Church). Simon Steel grows his vegetables in Littleport, near Ely and usually has a wonderful range of squashes at this time of year.