Listen to a “Town & Country Partners” radio segment featuring pumpkin grower John Ackerman of Ackerman Farms.
Whether preparing for a summer cookout or having friends over for the big game, these dips and salsas are great for big groups — or delicious enough to enjoy on your own. These dips and salsa recipes include Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip, Crab Dip, Spicy Summer Salsa, Baked Pumpkin Cheese Dip and Eggplant and Bell Pepper Dip.
Illinois leads the nation in production of both ornamental and processing pumpkins
Think outside of the pie plate with this nutrient-rich cucurbit. Our recipes include Henrietta’s Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Pancakes and Nancy’s Best Ever Pumpkin Bars.
Learn helpful tips to keep your creative jack-o’-lantern fresh for up to 10 days.
Head to the Highwood Pumpkinfest for music, hayrides and pumpkin carving. And to see if they can break their own world record for the most jack-o’-lanterns lit.
Pick out the perfect pumpkin at an Illinois farm.
More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more than 495 million of those pounds are grown in Illinois. These are more facts about pumpkins.
Spend time with friends and family this fall at one of Illinois’ many pumpkin patches and fall festivals.