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New Haven farmer has a passion for pumpkins

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Posted on October 9, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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Sam Lester shows his passion for growing pumpkins by raising more than two dozen distinct varieties of fall’s favorite ground fruit at Lester Farm in New Haven. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

On a morning in late August, Sam Lester surveyed his pumpkin patch with satisfaction, examining a vine of deep green fruit that would soon ripen to their familiar, autumnal orange.

“In another few weeks,” he said, “this’ll be pumpkin central.”

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