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 my newspaper this morning stated that  pumpkins from the east coast had gotten ruined by huricaine irene and that the growers were even trying to find and buy pumpkins from around the count
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pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/18/2011 7:31 PM EDT
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 my newspaper this morning stated that  pumpkins from the east coast had gotten ruined by huricaine irene and that the growers were even trying to find and buy pumpkins from around the country to try and keep up to their  buyers. Does this mean that we will have a shortage of  the canned pumpkin as well? I am going to have to look now for canned as the paper also said that the price of pumpkins now have almost doubled. time to stock up again.  happy baking.

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/18/2011 9:02 PM EDT
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The hurricanes may have gotten the east coast pumpkin crop but the drought nearly wiped out the pumpkin supply in central IL where much of the pumpkin supply for the canneries is grown.

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 1:15 PM EDT
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Yes, I believe we are in for a pumpkin shortage this year. 

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 2:45 PM EDT
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i heard that i live in de. the fields here are full of pumpkins  in lower de  hope its not to bad eles where

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 2:48 PM EDT
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i forgot i use sweet potatos to make pumpkin pies the spices make you think its pumpkin i use to cups of sweets

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 4:01 PM EDT
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Thanxfall the dvice  &  tips.Having  gone through the pumpkn shrtage several years ago;I purchased 2 cansofLibby's pumpin on sale earlier this year( & used coupons.I expected to h ave nough to bake 2pies, an ample amount for us empty nesters.
Then hubby announcedSmile  Kiss  ( whenI mentioned preparing my  dried lowcarb breadcubes for Thanksgiving's meal[ I do that in advance] every year for my  own low carb stuffing mix. I won't be baking pumpkin pies this year unless  we cravesome  during the fall monthsUndecided aregooingagain to the hotels Thanksgivingfeast again this year. 
 If the hotel doesn't have their price feast thisyear( due to depressed economy & fear of no attendance,I'l be back to making my usualThanksgiving meal for 2:
1/2 turkey
qt ofstuffing casserole
liteturkey gravey( giblets optional)
acorn squash w/ peas &pearl onions
 cranberry sauce
 pumpkin pie & whipped cream topping.
Huby already budgeted for the "FEAST" Money mouth & we're both looking foward to it Smile

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 6:48 PM EDT
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It is always good to stock up when pumpkin is on sale.  Then you are prepared for the holidays.  And maybe some extra Fall baking as well.Smile

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 7:42 PM EDT
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I like to stock up on canned pumpkin as well when it's in season, as I use it all year. It lasts on the shelf for at least a year, so there's no harm in stocking up!

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/19/2011 8:54 PM EDT
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Thanks for the "heads up".  Guess I will have to look around for some more canned pumpkin.  Although the stores seem to have plenty of pumpkins out already for Halloween(personally I think it's a bit too early) .  Never hurts to stock up since the prices will probably go up around the holidays.

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/25/2011 12:11 PM EDT
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 There is no Pumpkin Shortage !   Someone asked the question in ASK VBB They said to look in the stores the end of this month and the first couple of weeks in October,the stores should have the canned Pumpkin by then.Smile

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/25/2011 4:41 PM EDT
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WalMart finally had single cans of pumpkin this week!! Picked up 6 single cans and one double can!! Woot Woot!!

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/29/2011 10:17 AM EDT
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I think we "create" a shortage.  People hear that there will be a shortage so some run out and buy lots of cans, leaving empty shelves for others.  When they find pumpkin someplace else they also buy more than they need or wanted but "there is a shortage" so they in turn leave empty shelves.
I do use pumpkin year round so when I see it I will purchase it.  I like to keep 4 cans on hand as I use 2 for my pumpkin bread. I don't think there is a need to get a case.  I did find some on sale, a close out a few years ago the cans were .25 each.  Needless to say that time I did buy a case. (or 2 )

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/29/2011 1:12 PM EDT
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Yeah, it's true for pick your own, etc in the northeast, but not for canned. Press release from libby's below...

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-from-libbys-pumpkin-and-synaptic-digital-power-year-for-pumpkins-high-temperatures-yield-bountiful-harvest-128074798.html

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 9/29/2011 2:32 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
Other areas may have a shortage, tlocal farms & some stores  are slling any size pumpkin @$.29#Therea are so  manyquite large pumpkins  piled up for sale outside the grocery store that was  hard to get to the entry way door yesterdaySurprised

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 10/1/2011 2:21 AM EDT
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There was an article in one of the papers in MI that said MI had an average
crop this year and they would be helping to supply the east coast with
pumpkins!!  I'm planning on buying pumpkin on Wed. I want to make a
pumpkin rollup and Nikki's pumpkin bread recipe. I also want to make
pumpkin whoopie pies.

Re: pumpkin shortage

posted at 10/2/2011 5:53 PM EDT
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I just purchased 2 more pie pumpkins.  They were .49 a pound.  I figure with the cleaning out the "guts" and then baking with the moisture loss it is probably the same as a can of pumpkin but my grandson and I have fun baking them.  And he likes to put the seeds out for the birds.  (if I don't eat them first!)

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