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Thanksgiving

Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by goodpumpkins
Our pumpkin field

Our pumpkin field

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Thanks-O-Lantern

This Thanksgiving we are thankful for ….
– a good crop of squash and pumpkins despite a very dry summer
– customers who enjoy our squash and pumpkins
– family and friends

Naked Seed Pumpkins

Posted on: September 20th, 2016 by goodpumpkins

Naked Seed Pumpkins are bred specifically for the seed. The seeds are green and do not have the white outer shell as seeds from other pumpkins. This makes the seeds excellent for eating. Compare the seeds in the pumpkins in the photo.

One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which helps the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels (thus lowering blood pressure), and proper bowel function. The high magnesium content of pumpkin seeds may be responsible for its positive effect on diabetes.

Whole pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of fiber that promotes good digestive health.

Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants (protect against cancer) and reduce inflammation.

In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. They also taste good roasted in an oven on a low temperature of 300F for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt prior to roasting. You can also sprinkle them on salads or eat them in yogurt or smoothies.

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Opening Sept. 17, 2016

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by goodpumpkins

Our pumpkins and squash are growing and ripening.  We will open for the 2016 season on Sat. Sept 17.  We are busy preparing for the day.

We have some new products this year:

  • Naked Seed Pumpkins which have seeds that taste really good roasted.
  • Porcelain Doll and Jarrahdale ornamental pumpkins that are sure to look nice in a display.
  • Marina Di Chioggia an Italian squash good to eat in ravioli and gnocchi.

Come and check out all of our many other varieties of pumpkins and squash.

Fairytale Pumpkin

Fairytale Pumpkin

Naked Seed Pumpkin

Naked Seed Pumpkin

Field of pumpkins

Field of pumpkins 

Porcelian Doll Pumpkin

Porcelian Doll Pumpkin

Jarrahdale Pumpkin

Jarrahdale Pumpkin

Marina Di Chioggia

Marina Di Chioggia

PUMPKIN CENTREPIECE

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by goodpumpkins

Our friend, Carol, made this beautiful flower arrangement in a small pumpkin.

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Gourdie Good 2014

Posted on: October 12th, 2014 by goodpumpkins

Gourdie Good welcomes you as you visit our farm.

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Now Open!

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by goodpumpkins

Gourdie Good 2013Welcome to the 2014 season at the Good Family Farm Pumpkins!

We are open September 13 to mid-November.  Come visit us at our farm at 909 Bridge Street East near Breslau, Kitchener and Waterloo.

Our hours are 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.