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Commissioner Comer: Visit a Kentucky Farm for your Family's Halloween Needs

Family's Halloween Needs

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and his wife, T.J., enjoyed an afternoon at Evans Orchard in Georgetown on Sunday with children, from left, Aniston, Reagan, and Harlan. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo by Ben Shaffar)

Monday, October 15, 2012

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — With Halloween rapidly approaching, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer encourages Kentucky families to treat their little ghosts and goblins to a visit to an orchard or u-pick pumpkin farm.

"You can go to a Kentucky farm and find the perfect pumpkin for your family's needs," Commissioner Comer said. "In the process, you can help a Kentucky farm family earn a living."
The Comer family visited Evans Orchard in Georgetown on Sunday and took home a farm-fresh pumpkin for their Halloween celebration. Many orchards and u-pick pumpkin patches depend on brisk sales during the Halloween season, state Agritourism Director Ben Shaffar said.

Kentucky farm destinations also offer hayrides, live entertainment, corn mazes, trail rides, wine tastings, and many other activities. Many also have Kentucky Proud foods that visitors can enjoy on site or take home.

A directory of agritourism destinations is available at Users can search the database by region or type of attraction. To find a list of Kentucky Proud wineries, go to For more information on agritourism in Kentucky, contact Ben Shaffar at (502) 564-4983 or