Minnesota Farmer Participates in Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation Campaign
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
A Minnesota farmer is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by planting pumpkins, pink pumpkins to be exact. Bert Bouwman who runs a farm in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota planted 15,000 pink pumpkin seeds. Bouwman is one of 50 vegetable growers across the U.S. who took part in the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation campaign. The pink pumpkin is a fairly new variety and was developed by a Colorado pumpkin farmer about five years ago. The 50 participating farmers pledged to give 25 cents from every pink pumpkin sold to breast cancer research.