Last year I learned about a new variety of pumpkin that I wanted to share with you. It’s called Porcelain Doll. The reason why I am bringing it to your attention is that it’s PINK! Yes a pink pumpkin. The seeds were available for the first time in the 2012 season. 2013 marks the second year for the pumpkin on the market place. Porcelain Doll is a hybrid variety that is orange on the inside. It is an edible variety that is sweet. You can use it for pies, soups, or whatever you would use pumpkin for. It was one of my favorite pumpkins that I baked in 2012. They are a good size to so you end up with a ton of pumpkin puree for all of your great pumpkin recipes and some to freezer for later (learn more about making pumpkin puree).

A nationwide campaign is going along with this pumpkin. A portion of the sale will go to a nonprofit organization called the Pink Pumpkin Patch. Their mission to get help fund research for breast cancer. So not only are you buying a pumpkin that will look good in your house and in your tummy, you are also supporting cancer research. It’s a win-win!

So where do I find one of these beauties? I have a list of retailers as well as a list of growers organized by state. Check with these growers to see about availability. You can also grow them yourself (of course you will have to wait until next year). Seeds can be purchased from companies such as NE Seed or on Amazon.com. If you do come across one, you might want to accept a decorating challenge that a fellow blogger who is hosting.

Here is a list of retailers for 2013 (I do not have info on whether they will be in all locations, so check with your individual store). There are a lot more stores in 2013, including Whole Foods Market.

AWG/Associated Wholesale Grocers
Bachman’s
Ball’s Price Chopper
Basha’s
Bristol Farms
Cub Foods
Fred Meyer
Fresh Seasons Market
Harris Teeter
Hen House
Home Depot
King Soopers
Kroger
Lunds and Byerly’s
Meijer
Pike’s Garden Center
Quality Food Centers
Raley’s
Ralph’s
Rouses Supermarkets
Safeway
Sam’s Club
SaveMart
Save-On-Foods
Supervalu
Shop ‘n Save
Sprouts
Sweetbay Supermarket
Vons
Walmart
Whole Foods
Wegman’s

Here is a list of growers by state for 2013:
Alabama
Lazy H Farms (Columbia)
Jaat Farm Produce (Elba)
McGee Farm (Florence)
Terry Couley (Opp)

Arkansas
Hunt Farm (Hot Springs)
Bolland Farms (Warren)

California
Oak Hill Gardens and Pumpkin Patch (Fort Jones)
Hetrick Farms (Fremont)
Live Oak Canyon Ranch (Redlands)
Sassarini Elementary (Sonoma)
R. A. M. Farms Inc (Turlock)
Bishop Pumpkin Farm (Wheatland)
Robert Salamore (Whittier)

Colorado
Bartels Land & Livestock (Fort Collins)
Tigges Farm (Windson)

Connecticut
Baggott Farms (Broad Brook)
Comer Farm LLC (Farmington)
Stix and Stones (Litchfiled)
J DeFrancesco & Son, Inc. (Northford)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton)

Florida
NFREC UF (Quincy)

Georgia
C&C Family Produce (Statesboro)

Iowa
Center Grove Orchard (Cambridge)
Hamilton Farm (Davis City)
Swift Greenhouses, Inc. (Gilman)
Dan D Farms (Knoxville)
Mairet Garden Center and Produce (Muscatine)
Ashland Farm (St Ansgar)

Idaho
Blue Barn Produce and More (Caldwell)
The Berry Ranch (Nampa)
The Golden Pumpkin (Pocatello)

Illinois
Chicago Botanic Garden (Glence)
County Line Growers (Gront Park)
Eric R Wackerlin (Hinckley)
Benoit Farms (Kamakee)
Nature’s Creations (Kewanee)
Kuiper’s Family Farm (Maple Park)
Karen Stojan (Maple Park)
Indian Knoll Pumpkins (Mechanicburg)
Ackerman Farm (Morton)
Tay Hill Farms (Oakwood)
Seebach’s Pumpkins (Rochelle)

Indiana
Pamela K. Meyer (Fairland)
Blackmore Farm (Roachdale)
Cornucopia Farms (Scottsburg)
Two Little Girls Pumpkin Patch (Winamac)

Kansas
Depot Market (Courtland)
Long Pumpkin Patch (Great Bend)
Pumpkin Paradise (Sublette)
Jirak Brothers Produce (Tampa)
Fredricks Gardens (Williamsburg)

Kentucky
Poverty Hollow Farm (Morningview)
Poore’s Nursery (Russellville)
John Martin (Trenton)

Massachusetts
Akin Bak Farm (Franklin)
Nancy Flynn Farm Stand (Pittsfield)
West End Creamery and Family Farm (Whitinsville)

Maryland
Russell Farms LLC (Clements)
Mulberg Hill Farm (Huntingtown)
Gaver Farm LLC (New Market)
Green Hill Farm (Sharpsburg)

Maine
Pumpkin Alley Farm (Dayton)
Chase Farms (Wells)

Michigan
Wells Pumpkin Farm (Ann Arbor)
Uhlianuk Farms (Armada)
Beland Farms (Dundee)
Hammond’s Produce (Flint)
Ryan Seyferth (Fremont)
Flower Farm (Great Falls)
Armstrong Farms (Gregory)
K’s Acres (Hillsdale)
Gene the Pumpkin Man (Kalamazoo)
McDaniel Farms (Millington)
Mark Wojtysiak (Ottisville)
Brookens Farm (Shepherd)
TJS (Stanton)
Arthur King (Three Oaks)
E&J Stephenson Farms (Three Rivers)

Minnesota
Schiltgen Farms (Afton)
Hilliers Farm (Austin)
Stephen Frisco (Bemidji)
Applejack Orchards (Delano
North Pine Arabians (Gary)
Mickman Brothers Inc (Ham Lake)
Kimball Highschool (Kimball)
Nelson Pumpkin Farm (Northfield)
Lendts Pumpkin Patch (Wyoming)
RT Farms LLC (Zimmerman)

Missouri
Gunter Farms (Conway)
At Home Farms/Pixie Pumpkin Patch (Knob Noster)
Seed Man (Vancleave)

North Carolina
Copeland Farms (Edentor)
Neuse River Fish Farm (Grantsboro)
Rock Ridge Farm (Hendersonville)
Smith Family Farm (Jefferson)
Rocking S Farm (Piney Creek)

North Dakota
Berry Acres Inc (Minot)
Barnick Organic Farm (Tappen)

Nebraska
Callahan Creek Pumpkins (Ashland)
Hootin Holler Pumpkin Farm (Falls City)
JKS Pumpkin Patch (Lincoln)
Pumpkin Hollow (Nickerson)
Bubba’s Pumpkins (Scottsbluff)

New Hampshire
Sherman Farm LLC (Conway)
Wilson Farm (Litchfiled)

New Mexico
La Union Maze (La Union)

New York
Pedersen’s Produce (NY metro area)
Ellms Family Farm (Ballston Spa)
KSS Point System LLC (Bayside)
Tiashoke Farm (Buskirk)
Ford Farm Market (Churchville)
Keith Malchaff (Clyde)
Livingston Farm (Dekalb Junction)
Reiff’s Farm Market (Ephrata)
21st Century Agriculture (Fort Covington)
Bud’s Florist and Greenhouse (Castleton-on-Hudson)
Ancestral Acres (Lockport)
Remington’s Harvest (Melrose)
Fresh Meadow Farm (Middletown)
Plessis Farm (Redwood)
Sunscape Farms (Rochester)
Penny’s Pumpkin Patch (Union Springs)
Scheuermann Farms & Greenhouses (Warwick)
Kraszewski Farms (Water Mill)

Ohio
Growing Traditions (Belpre)
Rainsboro Produce (Greenfield)
Nature’s Acres (Millsburg)
Ryan Farms (Monclova)
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm (Oregon)
Barn N Bunk Farm Market LLC (Trenton)
Dunlap Family Farms (Winchester)

Oklahoma
Heap Farm (Frederick)
Green Shade Trees Inc (Yokon)

Pennsylvania
David B Petersheim (Lykens)
Sperdute Farms (New Castle)
David B Zook (New Holland)
Sleepy Hallow Hayride (Newtown)
Country Lane Produce (Nottingham)
Sylvan S. Fisher (Ronks)
Aaron I Martin III (Shippensburg)
Reynolds Farm LLC (Waynesboro)

Rhode Island
GC Farms (Coventry)

South Dakota
Soukup Homestead (Wagner)
Berndt Family Produce (White)

Tennessee
Eagle’s Nest Farm (Auburntown)
Grandaddy’s Farm (Estill Springs)
Walton’s View Farm (Knoxville)
Green Acres Farm (Milan)
Ayers Farms (Ramer)

Texas
J & A Farms (Plains)
Southern Junk (Whitewright)

Utah
Wayne McFarland Farms (Ogden)

Virginia
Westmoreland Berry Farm (Colonial Beach)
S&E Produce (Dayton)
Clark Farm (Gladys)
Wegmeyer Farms (Hamilton)
Sandy Point Farms (Newsoms)

Vermont
Smith Road Farm/Cabot Smith Farm (Cabot)
Maclennan Farm (Windsor)

Washington
Krystal Theroff (Mesa)
Fewel Farms LLC (Prosser)
Stocker Farms (Snohomish)
Vallei Farms (Coleman)

Wisconsin
Basse’s Taste of Country (Colgate)
William K Bontrager (Dayton)
Tom Treffinger (Palmyra)
Greensleeves Farm (Shell Lake)
Dairy View Country Store (Sturgeon Bay)
Willow Creek Farmer Gardens LLC (Wautoma)

Canada
The Vegetarian (Nova Scotia)
Gabriel Fresh Produce (Komiaka)
Allsop Farms (Kingsville, ON)

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  1. Lori E September 30, 2012, 9:28 pm

    I have a decorating challenge on my blog using the Pink Pumpkins. Come by and have a look. I am going to post a link to your page so the people who read my blog can find where to get their pin pumpkins too. Many have told me they haven’t seen them.
    http://www.familytreesmaycontainnuts.com/2012/09/pink-pumpkindecorating-challenge.html

  2. Eric Samuelson October 1, 2012, 4:52 am

    Thanks for posting the link on your site. I will mention your decorating challenge on my blog. I don’t think they are widely available yet, but I expect that to change soon as we are now in October. Where did you buy yours?

  3. Carla Crutchfield October 17, 2012, 8:09 am

    I lucked up on your website. Its the most imformative so far. Let me say THANK YOU for what you’re doing. I had cervical cancer 20 years ago when it was a very silent killer. My mother is a survivor of lung cancer twice. My best friend is being checked & is thought to have IBC-the latest discovered breast cancer. I hope to join you in the future with this adventure of pink pumpkins. I’m always looking for ways to give back. Again THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! for what you are doing and the infomation.

  4. Eric Samuelson October 17, 2012, 9:12 am

    Thanks for your kind comments. I am glad to help spread the word!!!!