Updated: 10/20/2013 10:32 AM
Created: 10/19/2013 1:36 PM KSTP.com
By: Katherine Johnson
Pumpkin patches throughout the state are selling naturally-grown pink pumpkins during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"The reason why they're pink - it's unknown," said farmer Bert Bouwman.
He's always thinking outside the box to keep his Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze different and exciting each year.
"This corn maze is the only corn maze that's truly done by an alien...I was born in brazil," he joked.
That fun-loving personality also comes with a big heart.
"We like to make a living off of this, but we don't want to keep everything to ourselves," said Bouwman.
His business has already raised $7,000 this season to give back to different organizations in the community. Sales from the pink pumpkins will go directly to breast cancer research.
"I honestly think it's amazing," said pumpkin picker Kerry Hochhalter.
The nurse wears her bright pink shoes throughout the month of October to show support to her patients.
Bouwman sells his pink pumpkins for $6 each or two for $10. The Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze is located at 8001 109th Ave. N in Brooklyn Park.
Pink pumpkins are also sold at the following patches: