It’s that time of year again, the swelter of summer is giving way to the chill of fall. In celebration of the season, people are looking to decorate their doorsteps. Isle of Faith Church is one of the places Jacksonville locals go to find pumpkins for their houses.
David Liedtke, a patch volunteer, said the church will sell about four truckloads worth of pumpkins. They won’t get rid of all 10,000 pumpkins, but there won’t be many left. He said the leftovers are given to local pig farms.
Liedtke said they don’t charge for pumpkins, instead they recommend prices. “But we let people pay, some people may pay nothing, others probably pay more than what they’re worth,” said Liedtke.
Pumpkin patches aren’t the only places people are going to get their pumpkin fix. Cinotti’s is a local bakery creating its own fall favorites.
Owner Michelle Vining said the holidays are crunch time for the bakery. She calls the it her first home at this time of year. Among the many treats Cinotti’s has, pumpkin donuts are the biggest hit. In preparation for the release of the pumpkin donuts they fried for over 21 hours. She says they have become a yearly anticipated event, donuts sell out by 11 a.m.
Whether you’re carving a pumpkin or eating some sweet treats, fall has arrived to Jacksonville.