If you bought a pumpkin this fall, chances are you bought something completely different than your parents bought when you were a kid.
Pumpkins are as old as America.
But the pumpkins on your table, front porch, or in the farmers market today are not what they used to be.
Central Illinois pumpkin farmer John Ackerman says pumpkin trends change and evolve.
Ackerman says he sells plenty of blue pumpkins for decorating and gourds by the bushel full.
This is a great year for pumpkins, Ackerman says the dry summer helped both jack-o-lantern pumpkins and the ones that will end up in pies.