GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It's heading into the season of "tricks and treats." Despite a deadly spring and summer for crops, pumpkins are ripe for the picking, especially for Jessica Turk and her family.
Turk says, "It's our first time pumpkin picking. Normally we go to buy them at the store but the kids have fun with it. It doesn't hurt to get a little dirty."
For these first time pumpkin pickers, the kids are having a field day, and the adults aren't far behind.
Turk says, "I just started working for a company that does all local produce so that inspired me to keep it local and get some fresh produce."
Farmer Sue Shoemaker, of Ed Dunneback and Girls Farm, says unlike other crops pumpkins are holding their own.
Shoemaker says, "I think there's a good crop a lot of big pumpkins out there."
When it comes to variety farmers have it all this season--
Shoemaker says, "There's a lot of different varieties of pumpkins, white, orange, Cinderella ones, even green for decorating with."
For farmers a good crop is welcome news.