Now that we are 1/4 way through October, some people are beginning to think about pumpkins. What pumpkin to get and where to get them.

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Here are some things to keep in mind when picking a pumpkin especially if you planning to carve it for Halloween.

Things To Look For In A Pumpkin

When you are looking for a pumpkin, choose one that sits up straight and shows no skin damage. You should also look for a long sturdy stem, when you go to pick it up, if it looks like it'll come apart, then leave it alone.

Avoid pumpkins with dry stems. Remember that the pumpkins have been picked for quite a while and will deteriorate sooner.

Here are two important things to keep in mind when you get your pumpkin. Once the pumpkin is picked, uncarved pumpkins will last into December. Carved pumpkins will only last up to a month.

Before I tell you some of the places that you can find pumpkins in the Southern Tier of New York, how about some pumpkin jokes to help brighten your day. We all can use that with everything going on around us.

Pumpkin Jokes

How do you fix a broken jack-o-lantern? Get a pumpkin patch.

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.

Why was Cinderella bad at football? Because she had a pumpkin for a coach.

Who helped the mini pumpkin cross the road? The crossing gourd.

Why was the jack-o-lantern afraid? It had no guts.

Want more pumpkin jokes? Of course, we all do, go here for pumpkin jokes that will carve out a smile for you today.

Now the moment that you've been waiting for. Here are some places that you can go to in the Southern Tier to buy a pumpkin.

Keep this in mind, times and restrictions may have changed since last year, so call ahead to find the latest details at these locations.

10 Places to Purchase a Pumpkin in the Southern Tier

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