Did You Know? More than 90% of the United States' canning pumpkins are grown in Illinois! Pumpkins are more than just for carving -- try one of our favorite recipes featuring this great fruit. You can find fresh pumpkins in the fall months.
Pumpkin, along with many other orange vegetables, is an excellent source of vitamin A.
Choosing and Storing Pumpkins
Look for pumpkins without cuts and soft spots, that are firm and heavy for their size. You can store a pumpkin in a cool, dark place for two months.