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All of a Sudden: Pumpkin Shortage!

Northeastern states are facing a jack-o’-lantern shortage this Halloween after Hurricane Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the region, farmers say. Wholesale prices have doubled in some places as farmers nurse their surviving pumpkin plants toward a late harvest. Some farmers are trying to buy pumpkins from other regions to cover orders. “I think [...]

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We have a local farm we go to for our pumpkins, they were extremely close to the path of the tornado, and now this, I hope they were able to save the pumpkins. We may have to head up there next Sunday to get our pumpkins to make sure we are able to get some this year.
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That is sad to hear. I am waiting for pumpkins to come out since I need two of them at the ending of this month for a Halloween party.

I remember last year when they said that Libbys was having a shortage of pumpkins then.
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Yes, this truly is sad. Everytime I've been going to the store, I've been stocking up on the canned pumpkin because the store I go to only allows you to get 2 at a time because of the shortage. Hopefully the crop will be better next year!
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I think this shortage this year is pretty much limited to the northeast. I think the west and midwest are ok so far.

Besides, I'm an advocate of using fresh pumpkin instead of canned....there is a huge difference!
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They say that there's a shortage every year and yet I never have a problem finding a pumpkin. I mean, I'm crossing my fingers that I continue to be able to find one but I'm hoping that it's all just mainly hype.
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