It’s pumpkin time! With Halloween this week I’ve been thinking about all things pumpkin. I did a little research and have a few local suggestions to help you into the spirit. Stop by Treats in downtown Nevada City and sample their pumpkin sundae or try a scoop of vegan pumpkin ice cream. An Honest Pie has 2 pumpkin options; classic pumpkin pie and Pumpkin Brew, their buttermilk pie with pumpkin filling. Look for the food truck in the Staples parking lot on Tuesdays and Thursday 10-4 and at Ol Republic Brewery on Thursdays from 4-8pm. If you need a pumpkin pie to feed more than just yourself, stop by Flour Garden Bakery and pick up either the pumpkin tarte with gingerbread crust or a gluten-free pumpkin pie. Think you want to make your own pumpkin treat, visit the Nevada City Farmers Market. Riverhill Farm is selling their pie pumpkins for $1.50/lb this Saturday 8:30am- 1pm. While you’re at the Farmers Market check out Mark Einhert Organically Blown hand blown glass pumpkins or stock up on the pumpkin ravioli from Bear River Pasta Company. Caroline’s Coffee Roasters has their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte on the menu, but if you’re looking for other pumpkin food items check out the Pumpkin Butter from Hurley Farms, Mandarin Pumpkin Marmalade from Earth and Vine or the Pumpkin Spice Tea from Republic of Tea. Also available at Caroline’s are Rainbow’s End Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies and pumpkin bread. Briar Patch Co-Op has a contest to guess the weight of the giant pumpkin from local Super Tuber Farm, winner gets to take home the pumpkin! If you’re feeling artsy and want to paint a pumpkin, Community Canvas has a mixed media Harvest class, click here for more details. Or stop by My Favorite Things in downtown Nevada City and check out their velvet pumpkins with real pumpkin stems. So, who’s ready for a little giveaway? I’ve got one scoop of pumpkin ice cream from Treats and one pumpkin pie from An Honest Pie to giveaway, post a comment here on anything pumpkin and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, November 5th.
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