‘Tis the Season for Pumpkins

October 25th, 2016 Cookbook

It’s pumpkin season! This amazingly versatile squash will star as the centerpiece of seasonal dishes at our Oct. 29 cooking class.

Our executive chef will demonstrate pumpkin favorites with a Sea Salt twist – pumpkin soup and pumpkin coffee cake. Impress your family and friends during the holidays with your new seasonal recipes.

The class is $55 per person and includes a light meal and a glass of paired wine. Please call 239-434-7258 for information and reservations. 


Fun Facts:


  • October is peak season for pumpkins! Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.
  • Pumpkins are a member of the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes squash, cantaloupes, cucumbers, watermelons, and gourds. 
  • Pumpkins originated in America. Fragments of stems, seeds, and fruits have been identified and recovered from cliff dweller ruins in the southwestern United States. 
  • Guinness World Record: The heaviest pumpkin weighs 1,054 kg (2,323 lb), was grown by Beni Meier (Switzerland) and authenticated by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 12 October 2014.