If all things go as planted, Door County Habitat for Humanity will have more than 5,000 pumpkins to sell in the fall.
In early June, about 15 volunteers, affiliated with Door Habitat’s Women Build project, planted pumpkin seeds on two acres of land at Door County Interiors & Design, located at 7266 Hwy. 42, about two miles south of downtown Egg Harbor.
Ron and Carol Trimberger, owners of Door County Interiors & Design and long-time Habitat for Humanity supporters, donated the use of their land. Ron Trimberger also plowed the former grassy area with help from area neighbors.
Pumpkin seeds, in six varieties, were planted by Women Build volunteers and Katy Moore, volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, hopes to sell the pumpkins in abundance to Door County hotels, looking to use pumpkins to decorate their reception areas, windows and guest rooms.
Orange pumpkins with sturdy handles are expected. They will range in size from the Jack-Be-Little variety (three to four inches in diameter) to Charisma (about 14 to 18 pounds) and Wolf (about 25 pounds).
People interested in supporting Habitat for Humanity and Women Build by making an advance order for pumpkins can contact Moore at 920.743.2869 or visit http://www.doorhabitat.com. More information about Door County Interiors is online at http://www.doorcountyinteriors.com.