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What To Do With Your Pumpkins

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By: Taylor Healey

As October is coming to a close many people are tossing their pumpkins, but what if there was a better option?  

  1. Make pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie is a fall classic and one that can be made fairly easily with a leftover pumpkin. For the pie, you only need two cups of mashed pumpkin to get that aromatic flavor. 

      Composting is not only an eco-friendly option but it also provides fertilizer for a future garden. To properly compost your pumpkin you should first remove all seeds and non-compostable items. The second step is optional but to help your pumpkin along you can cut it up into smaller pieces. The third and final step is to let it decompose in your compost pile of choice. 

  1. Compost it 
  1. Donate them

Some local farms accept leftover pumpkins as donations for the farm life. Pennsylvania- Pumpkins for Pigs is a great local organization to donate to. 

  1. Harvest the seeds 

Toasted pumpkins seeds make great snacks, can help with dietary deficiencies, and are packed with antioxidants. 

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