Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is encouraging families to treat their little ghost and goblins this Halloween by visiting a local orchard or pumpkin farm.
Commissioner Comer says families who go to a pumpkin farm will find a perfect pumpkin, but in the process they help the farm family earn a living.
The Comer family recently visited an orchard and took home several farm-fresh pumpkins he says will help spruce up his household for their Halloween celebration.
State Agritourism Director Ben Shaffar also stated that many orchards and u-pick pumpkin patches depend on brisk sales during the Halloween season and most Kentucky farm destinations also offer hayrides, live entertainment, corn mazes, trail rides, wine tastings, and many other activities.
A directory of agritourism destinations are available online at www.kentuckyfarmsarefun.com.