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Use All of that Pumpkin 2023

Lots of pumpkins in the background with “Wait Don’t Waste That Pumpkin” in a text overlayThat pumpkin can be used for more than just a spooky face!

  • Use the Pumpkin flesh for cooking: puree, butter, chutney, chunks for soups, stews, or risotto. Pumpkin spice lattes, anyone? Lots of possibilities!
  • Roast those seeds! Just clean and dry them, add a dash of oil or butter, season to your liking, and roast at 375 degrees for 15-30 minutes.
  • In the City of Barstow or Town of Apple Valley you can put your used pumpkins in your organics cart (bagged with your other food scraps) to be composted.
  • Plant them whole in your backyard so they can compost in your garden. You may get your own pumpkin vines growing next year.
  • Donate to a local animal sanctuary or farm for feed.

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