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Farm offers free pumpkins to local nonprofit groups

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A local pumpkin farmer says he grew too many pumpkins this season and wants to share the bounty with local nonprofit groups.

“I hate to see these beautiful pumpkins go to waste, so we decided to share them with local charities just in time for Halloween parties and Trick-or-Treating,” said Darren Schmall, owner of the Fresno Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Raisin Hell Ranch Haunted Cornfield and ApCal Wine Tasting & Events Center. “There are a lot of great nonprofits doing amazing work for our community. I’m happy to be able to help them in a small way.”

The pumpkins will be available for pickup today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the farm on Road 32 and Avenue 7 in Madera County. Each nonprofit group will be limited to 50 free pumpkins while supplies last. No reservation necessary.

Local nonprofits must provide their IRS Tax Exempt identification number when picking up the pumpkins, and will be responsible for picking the pumpkins from the field, loading and transportation...


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