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Pictured: Musican Leonardo MacKenzie gets the pick of the pumpkins at Sopley Farm pick your own in Christchurch Dorset. <br />
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Pumpkin farmers have begun harvesting their crop in the late summer sunshine.<br />
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While many farmers and wholesalers say it has not been a great year for the autumnal fruit, these farms have some squashes ready to be cut.<br />
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Forde Abbey in Chard, Somerset, have beaten the odds with a decent crop in their kitchen garden.<br />
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Gardener Jo Witts said they were expecting to harvest around 200 pumpkins which will be left to dry out ready for pumpkin rolling in the half term holidays.<br />
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At Sopley PYO Farm in Christchurch, Dorset, families have been getting in there early to pick their pumpkins before Halloween.