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Pumpkin patches producing plenty

Growers smiling after a rough 2011

Haley Raymond, 14, of Niskayuna, picks out her pumpkin at Kulak's in Rexford.
Haley Raymond, 14, of Niskayuna, picks out her pumpkin at Kulak's in Rexford.
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If you’re in search of a great pumpkin, this is your year. Area farmers are reporting excellent crops despite the summer’s wacky weather. After last year’s soggy growing season resulted in a paltry pumpkin yield, growers took precautions to ensure that this Halloween there would be jack-o’-lanterns aplenty, no matter what Mother Nature decided to dish out. This summer, farmers were plagued by different issues, including late frosts and a serious lack of rain. The ...


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