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A sign posted on the snow-covered bench in front of Hardy's Farm Market in Fort Wayne says that the store is closed due to the pumpkin shortage of 2011.


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Closed Due To Pumpkin Shortage

This sign, which says that the shop is closed due to the pumpkin shortage, is posted at Hardy's Farm Market on Knoll Road, just outside the city of Fort Wayne. They sell sweet corn grown on their farm, and they sell pumpkins in the fall.

There was a pumpkin shortage in Indiana in 2011, because bad weather in other parts of the country had destroyed pumpkin crops grown in some areas. Midwestern farmers didn't grow enough to supply both us and those in other areas that weren't able to grow their own.

The same day that I photographed the sign, I photographed the flower planters made from old bathroom fixtures next to the farm's house, and the old truck rusting away in the field.

A couple of years ago, I photographed an old shed behind the house.





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