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In Video: Pumpkin harvest begins for Halloween

The team at Howe Bridge Farm near Malton have started picking thousands of the bright orange gourds ripe for carving.

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Farmer Tom Hoggard harvests pumpkins at Howe Bridge Farm in Yorkshire, ahead of Halloween (Danny Lawson/PA)

Farmer Tom Hoggard harvests pumpkins at Howe Bridge Farm in Yorkshire, ahead of Halloween (Danny Lawson/PA)

Farmer Tom Hoggard harvests pumpkins at Howe Bridge Farm in Yorkshire, ahead of Halloween (Danny Lawson/PA)

Halloween can’t come too soon for one Yorkshire farm where the harvest of pumpkins has already begun.

Farmer Tom Hoggard and his team at Howe Bridge Farm near Malton have started picking thousands of the bright orange gourds that are ripe for carving into jack-o’-lanterns.

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Tom Hoggard hauls a pumpkin on his shoulder (Danny Lawson/PA)

Tom Hoggard hauls a pumpkin on his shoulder (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Tom Hoggard hauls a pumpkin on his shoulder (Danny Lawson/PA)

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