In Response to Re: Libby's canned pumpkin:
In Response to Libby's canned pumpkin : Hi Angela F, I'm sorry to hear you are having a problem finding Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin. As you may know, we began the 2010 season with zero inventory levels at all our locations—for the first time in our history. As a result, we made some critical decisions early on: We planted earlier, thus allowing an earlier harvest We planted more pumpkin, increasing our acreage significantly We expanded our growing zones We ran our production facility non-stop once the harvest began in August And, we shipped more product, earlier All of the steps above helped us to restock store shelves in time for the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday and baking season. However, we also heard that consumers bought Libby's pumpkin with great enthusiasm! While we were glad people were finding the pumpkin they wanted, it did leave us without any reserve of pumpkin for the start of the 2011 season. But, favorable weather conditions this season allowed for a healthy crop and bountiful harvest, and production is underway. We anticipate a shipment date of September 12 with expected store arrivals within 2 weeks to follow. So you can start looking for Libby's Pumpkin at your local supermarket around the last week of September, first two weeks of October. Thank you for all you patience. Shannon
Posted by VeryBestBaking_Shannon _
Thank you for responding along with all of the VBB. I could try using sweet potatoes, but I really love pumpkin and use it a lot. I will be looking forward to locating the pumpkin in my favorite stores (Publix, Wal-Mart, Price Chopper) once again.