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Pink pumpkins at Abbey Farms near Batavia to help fight breast cancer

To raise funds for breast cancer research, a special variety of pink pumpkins has been grown at Abbey Farms in Aurora, where the store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
To raise funds for breast cancer research, a special variety of pink pumpkins has been grown at Abbey Farms in Aurora, where the store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Unusual pink pumpkins are being sold by the pound in the Abbey Farms store just south of Batavia to help fight breast cancer.

The campaign is highlighted on the Abbey Farms website, which notes the pumpkins are available in the Emporium, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A portion of proceeds goes to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation. The pumpkin variety is called Porcelain Doll.

"This is our first year to participate," the Abbey Farms website stated. "We are proud to add our name to the growing number of farmers and groups growing this unique pink pumpkin."

Most Porcelain Dolls will weigh 20 to 24 pounds and also are edible. They have deep orange flesh with a sweet flavor.

"This makes it the perfect pumpkin for pies, muffins and breads; cube the pumpkin and roast it to enhance its sweetness, and then add to stews, soups and curries," suggests the site.

To learn more about the pink pumpkins at Abbey Farms, visit abbeyfarms.org/pink-pumpkins.

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