Every year for fall season, we plant upwards of 16,000 seeds in an eight-acre field. With the right weather and a lot of care, we see a lot of orange out there! Many of those pumpkins find their way off the farm to be carved for Halloween and to decorate people's homes, but there are always some left. So what do we do with all these leftover pumpkins?
One of the best ways we use up our leftover pumpkins is to send them to another local business, Potosi Brewing Company, for their seasonal Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale. After fall season ends, Kyle and Callie head out to the pumpkin patch spend a lot of time picking 'em, cleaning 'em, baking 'em, and juicing 'em. Check out their hard work below!
After the pumpkins go through our prep here, we send 'em off to Potosi for the rest of the magic. We are so happy to partner with Potosi and be a part of their brewing process.
The next time you take a drink of that smooth brew, send a quick thanks to both your brewmaster and your pumpkin master! :)
(Photos by Potosi Brewing Company)
Oh, and all the rest of the stuff? Those seeds and innards and extra things? Well, that goes to the pigs.
Fun on the farm...in blog form!