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🎃 Half Moon Bay: The Pumpkin Capital of the World* 🎃
Photo ops galore: beautiful coast, redwoods, historic church and more
Pumpkins were everywhere.
The tiny town of Half Moon Bay, about 45 minutes south of San Francisco, were dotted with massive pumpkin patches, while downtown, farmers from as far away as Minnesota had driven in to have their abnormally sized pumpkins weighed in.
It was time for the 50th annual 50th annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin festival and pre-festivities included a marching band and a five hour “weigh-in” to determine the biggest, heaviest pumpkin of them all.
That prize went to a farmer from Minnesota, whose pumpkin weighed over 2,500 pounds. That it was huge, ugly and resembled a monster was besides the point.
It’s pumpkin time in the the self-described “Pumpkin Capital” of the world, which may be news to folks in *Morton, Illinois, which also lays claim to the title. But as I discovered when in town for the filming of my latest PhotowalksTV episode, HMB, as they call it, is more than just pumpkin town.
The town of less than 13,000 people is also home to a gorgeous coast, cute, historic downtown, wonderful hiking trails through redwoods and really nice people, like my new friends Lisa and Chris, who you’ll meet in the latest episode. Please tune in and let me know your thoughts!
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Thanks for watching, reading and listening. Look for Ruth Talks Food’s take on pumpkins in her Sunday edition tomorrow.