It’s pumpkin time! – not just because Halloween is coming, but because pumpkins are now in season! Massachusetts has more than 80 pick-your-own pumpkin farms, and local pumpkins are usually for sale at markets and roadside stands. Pumpkins can be great for eating! You can toast the seeds for 10-15 minutes in a 250°oven for a crunchy, healthy snack. If you want the pulp or flesh, look for the smaller, sweeter “pie pumpkins.” Cut one in half and bake it cut-side down in a 325° oven until it is easy to pierce with a knife. Scoop out the seeds and remove the skin. Baked pumpkin is great mashed in soups, breads, or of course, pies!