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Great Tips on Cleaning Out Your Pumpkin

After a visit to our pumpkin farm, you might come home with a pumpkin or two (or twelve!). We’re offering our orange pumpkins for just $.39 per pound this year, so you’ll be able to bring home all the pumpkins you care to carve. Of course, before you start carving them, you have to clean them out! This is the messiest part of pumpkin carving. If you’ve been dreading cleaning out your pumpkins, our Homer Glen crew has a few tips to make it a little easier.

pumpkin farm homer glenFollow These Tips for Clean Pumpkins

Start with your hands.

You are going to get messy, but that’s half the fun! if you want to avoid the mess, pull on a pair of rubber gloves and go at it. Your hands are the best way to get the seeds out of your pumpkin, a vital first step if you plan on roasting them for a tasty fall snack. You can skip this step if you don’t have plans for the pumpkin seeds.

Use an ice cream scoop.

Metal ice cream scoops are a great pumpkin cleaning tool! They have a hard metal edge that’s made to dig into the flesh of the pumpkin, making it easier to scrape away all of the fibrous strings on the inside. It should leave a nice clean finish to your pumpkin without bruising it, helping it last as long as possible.

Go electric.

Some people choose to take their pumpkin cleaning to the next level with an electric drill bit! There are actually drill bits out there made for cleaning pumpkins. You may be able to find them at your local hardware store, Halloween supply store, or online. Simply attach them to an electric drill and you’ll have a clean pumpkin in under a minute. Just be careful not to get too close to the sides or you’ll end up bruising your pumpkin.

Easier Cleaning Means More Time for Carving

The quicker you get at cleaning out your pumpkins, the more time you can spend on carving them! Be sure to check out our selection of pumpkin carving tools when you purchase your pumpkins at this year’s pumpkin farm. We have a variety of tools that will make it easy to carve and decorate your pumpkins, along with unique pumpkins and gourds that are perfect for your fall decorations. Stop by our pumpkin farm today for all of your pumpkin and pumpkin carving needs.