America’s First Pumpkin Seed Oil!

Chef Pumpkinhead

The first pumpkin seed oil produced in the U.S. says, “Move over olive oil!”

Rich, nutty and delicious. This beautiful, dark-red, gourmet oil is wonderful used in salad dressings. Drizzle over squash soups, or enjoy its savory flavor as a dip for bread.


How Hay River Pumpkin Seed Oil Came to Be

2003 Pumpkin Trials

Pumpkin Visions

I see pumpkins ... Got some ideas ... Years ago, I worked for the beauty product company Aveda. The company was founded by visionary entrepreneur … [Read More...]

The 2014 Season


Got Dirt???? Yup!

Got Dirt! So, we’re amping up this year’s growers from 4 to 8 maybe nine. And we needed dirt! Lots and lots of the stuff. Oh it’s organic and it of course arrived on one of the most miserable winter days and yes I hauled all that dang dirt. … Read Full Article


What a Vinter We Had Now!

This past (nearly) winter, there have been 26 days in which the low temperature was zero or below. There were 25 subzero days in 1884-85, but no days at zero. In 2013-14, the low has dipped below zero 23 times, including 16 below on Jan 6, which … Read Full Article

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Chef Pumpkinhead presents …

Pumpkin seed oil over ice cream

Pumpkin Seed Oil Recipes

Chef Pumpkinhead presents ... Have you ever enjoyed the taste of roasted pumpkin seeds? Pumpkin seed oil has a similar flavor, rich, nutty and delicious. Use it as a flavoring oil in salad dressings, eggs, vegetables and for dipping bread. It has a real affinity for corn and can be used in many … [Read More...]