BY ROBERT INGLIS AND BILL BOWMANTHE (SUNBURY) DAILY ITEMMIFFLINBURG — The “Great Pumpkin” of “Peanuts” comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction’s sale Tuesday as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. “Tuesday was the biggest day of the year for us for pumpkins so far,” said Ben Courtney, the auction’s operations manager.
MIFFLINBURG, Pa. – The “Great Pumpkin” of “Peanuts” comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch.The auction – designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public – sold some 150,000 pumpkins on Tuesday.Truck after truck pulled flatbeds covered in boxes of the seasonal squash, most of it from Pennsylvania farms, through the auction area.
MIFFLINBURG, Pa.— The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch.The auction — designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public — sold some 150,000 pumpkins on Tuesday.Truck after truck pulled flatbeds covered in boxes of the seasonal squash, most of it from Pennsylvania farms, through the auction area.
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