Pumpkin Picking Underway At Flooded Farm

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STILLWATER — Harvesting is underway at a pumpkin patch in Columbia County damaged by severe weather earlier this month.

Workers were busy Thursday at the Brian Campbell Family Farms near Benton.

The farm grows about 120 trailers full of pumpkins for Walmart stores throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Over Labor Day weekend, flooding caused about $15,000 to $20,000 in damage.

The owner tells us he’s happy Mother Nature is cooperating now.

“As far as harvest goes, can’t get any better.  The weather’s awesome. We’re able to harvest every day and get the quantities out that we’ve got sold.  What a change from several weeks ago,” Brian Campbell said.

Campbell says he has about 240 acres of pumpkins to harvest by mid-October.