How many pumpkins does it take to get through Halloween?
by Anthony Militano
The Times-Independent
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The season of candied apples and pumpkin pie has arrived. 
		       Photo by Anthony Militano
The season of candied apples and pumpkin pie has arrived. Photo by Anthony Militano

Fall is in full swing. Halloween will be here soon, bringing to mind the taste of pumpkins and candied apples.

The Times-Independent posed a few questions with Wrey Spruill, produce manager at City Market, who recently provided insight into some fall favorites.

The Times-Independent: How many candied/caramel apples have you sold so far? Spruill: “About 300.”

The Times-Independent: How many pumpkins have you sold? Spruill: “So far, close to 400 ... we sold 63 yesterday. The last 10 days in October account for 40 percent of pumpkin sales.”

The Times-Independent: Are jack-o-lanterns funny or scary? Spruill: (with a hearty chuckle) “You can make them scary, but I’ve always found them funny.”

The Times-Independent: Should pumpkins be made into jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie or both? Spruill: “Both! I like old-fashioned pumpkin pie, but it’s time-consuming to make. Also, we sell pie pumpkins; they’re smaller with a more uniform shape and texture.”

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