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Pumpkin harvest | Preston Citizen

Pumpkin harvest

October 17, 2013
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By RODNEY D. BOAM 

Citizen editor

Jeff Hobbs moved his pumpkin patch from Whitney to a mile west of State Street on 1600 South on 15 acres. This is the first time the pumpkin patch is at this location.

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After turning west on 1600 South follow the signs and look for the orange field.

Hobbs gives hayrides through the field and lets people pick and buy their pumpkins right from the field.

“It’s been pretty popular,” said Jeff’s wife Jill. “I’m not sure we do it for all groups but we still do it.”

Talon Hobbs inspects pumpkins before they are loaded on a semi truck bound for grocery stores. Hobbs has shipped several thousand pumpkins this year, from Salt Lake City to Rexburg.

Talon Hobbs inspects pumpkins before they are loaded on a semi truck bound for grocery stores. Hobbs has shipped several thousand pumpkins this year, from Salt Lake City to Rexburg.

“The move was made to rotate crops,” said Talon Hobbs, Jeff’s son, who said they been doing the pumpkin patch for over 10 years.”

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