Derived from the
Spanish word "calabaza" and the Chumash word "calahoosa",
Calabasas is widely believed to mean pumpkin, squash, or gourd.
It only makes sense to hold a festival in honor of our namesake!
A Little Bit About Pumpkins...
(Reference: University of Illinois, 2007)
- Pumpkins originated in Central
- Pumpkins were once recommended for
removing freckles and curing snake bites.
- Pumpkins range in size from less than
a pound to over 1,000 pounds.
- Pumpkins are members of the vine crops
family called cucurbits.
- The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed
- Pumpkins are used for feed for
- Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
- Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply
in the United States is available in October.
You can purchase
At The Calabasas
More Delicious Scoop
Pumpkins are actually a
Pumpkin flowers are
The largest pumpkin pie
ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350
pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar,
12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
In early colonial times,
pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not
Pumpkins contain potassium & Vitamin A
Pumpkins make a
for delicious soups, pies, cookies
Did you know that
during the Colonial days, it was tradition to slice off pumpkin
tops, remove the seeds and fill the insides with milk, spices and
honey? It was then baked in hot ashes. This warm tasty treat
later became pumpkin pie.
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