Peck Farm Orchard's Owner Gives Us Some Creative Pumpkin Carving Tips
09/19/2017 05:42PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
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1. Traditional: Carefully use small, serrated knives or pumpkin tools to carve large pieces of flesh out of a hollowed out pumpkin. Leave a chimney hole and place small battery lantern or candle in the cavity to create a nighttime glowing effect.
2. Artistic: Using small carving tools, carefully cut and scrape just the skin of the pumpkin revealing the pulpy flesh. Create depth and texture for your design by carving in at varying depths. This can be done on a hollowed pumpkin and lit as above or done on a whole pumpkin.
Safety and Keeping:
- Wash your fresh field pumpkins with water and dry before carving.
- Pumpkin flesh is hard and when cutting can cause a knife to suddenly plunge or skip resulting in bad cuts. Use small tools or knives in easy, small, cutting motions. -Instruct kids thoughtfully with a hands-on approach.
- The first night freeze and thaw will result in a mushy front step mess. Cover your pumpkin or bring it in when temps dip. A well cared for pumpkin will last into November.
Learn more about Peck Farm Orchard & Family Farm here.