Minnesota Farmer Grows Pink Pumpkins to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
A farmer has found a unique way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month – by planting pink pumpkins.
Bert Bouwman, planted 15,000 seeds on his farm in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and has been harvesting the light pink vegetables with his children this weekend.
The vegetable grower will donate 25 cents from every pumpkin sold to breast cancer research, and he said they are already flying off the shelves at local grocers.
‘There’s a lot of pumpkin farmers out there, but not a lot of pink ones,’ Mr Bouwman told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
‘This was a combination of a new product, a new opportunity, and most important, a way to support a cause that affects nearly every family.’