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New York state farmer grows, sells pink pumpkins

Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A New York state farmer said she bought special seeds that grew into pink pumpkins to honor a deceased friend during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Melissa Monty-Provost of Country Dreams Farm in Plattsburgh said she discovered an ad from a seed company advertising seeds for pink pumpkins and decided to grow the pumpkins so they would be ready in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WCAX-TV, Burlington, Vt., reported Thursday.

"I thought, wow, this would be novel to grow pumpkins in honor of my friend who died of breast cancer. We did the investigating, signed the contracts, planted the seeding and eight months later we have pink pumpkins on the ground," Monty-Provost said.

"We tend to try to grow strange things, different things; we're very non-conventional," Monty-Provost said.

Monty-Provost said she is selling the pink pumpkins for $15 apiece and the proceeds are being donated for breast cancer research.

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