As Halloween draws near, you might be searching for the perfect, big pumpkin. You could find it in Norm Craven's pumpkin patch in Cannington, Ontario, but you'd have trouble hauling it away.
That's because Craven is growing some super-sized fruits and vegetables. And the biggest ones might not be for sale because they could be reserved for competition.
Craven plans to enter a growers' competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, held every November in Toronto.
With Thanksgiving in less than a week, fruit and vegetable growers are grateful for a plentiful harvest.
“The weather is a big factor. This year, we had some warm spells. It's fairly warm. But we had some cold spells that really slowed things off,” says Craven. “And then, of course, now we're into frost, where it's almost impossible to get anything to continue growing.”