That’s because the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state’s 2011 pumpkin crop looks good.
Virginia has about 3,000 acres total of pumpkins, gourds, squash and other Halloween-related items.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( ) that officials say Virginia’s major pumpkin-growing areas were spared by the hurricane.
Farmers in the far southwest region, Northern Virginia and in central Virginia are reporting a normal yield for 2011 with pumpkins having good color and size.
But some pumpkins grown in the Hampton Roads region took a hard hit from the hurricane.
Farmers in the Northeast part of the country saw hundreds of pumpkin patches destroyed by Hurricane Irene.