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Pumpkin Day 2017; another year of autumnal cheer

On Saturday Riverford opened its four farms’ gates to 6,000 visitors for the legendary annual Pumpkin Day event. Families across Devon, Yorkshire, Peterborough and Hampshire joined us for pumpkin carving, face painting, worm digging, live music, tasty organic food and a good dose of fresh farm air.

The weather was on our side and once again we had a successful year welcoming people to see where we grow our iconic veg. We’re not sure of the exact start date of Pumpkin Day, but the Watson family recall the event happening on our original Devon farm over 20 years ago.

A new addition this year was our wonderfully eccentric and rather noisy Human Veg Machine, where participants had to match veg to win prizes.

A huge thanks to everyone who came. Here’s a glimpse of the action.

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