Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater (Tales of a Canned Pumpkin Shortage)

September 9th, 2010

I have read several articles recently and heard from several people that there is a shortage of canned pumpkin this year.  I’m not exactly sure of the details of this said pumpkin shortage, but the word on the street is that there is going to be a canned pumpkin shortage when the holiday season rolls around.   Some people have already reported this problem, while others are hoarding every can of pumpkin pie filling they can find.

When I started typing this- I really didn’t know much about the shortage, other than the fact that I heard there was one.   Since I’m of the curious sort- I decided to snoop around the information superhighway and see what I could see and low and behold- there is a pumpkin shortage.  The resason being is because there has been too much rain and not enough sunshine to sustain a proper growing season in central Illinois- which I’ve found out is where 95% of all the pumpkins come from (including canned) in the United States.

I will admit that while I am not the biggest fan of pumpkin pie (I’m more of a pecan pie kind of gal myself), I do love pumpkin in breads and muffins, so the shortage is something that is of concern.   I decided to take matters into my own hands and three days ago I bought a pumpkin that I plan to roast (hopefully tomorrow) and then cut into pieces and freeze.   This will allow me to have fresh pumpkin anytime I want it, without having to depend on the supermarket to deliver me the canned pumpkin I may need.

You may want to try it yourself- especially since it’s easy to do.   After all, what’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin?  I’ll share the pumpkin roasting adventure with y’all, but in the meantime- if you’d like to read about the shortage- check it out here

3 Responses to “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater (Tales of a Canned Pumpkin Shortage)”

  1. Sunny says:

    Hello Wizzy :)
    Ahhhh, the feel of Fall is the air makes us think of Pumpkin, and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, does’nt it !!?

    I actually love pumpkin pie anytime of the year! My local Publix market , 6 blocks away, better have the no sugar added pumpkin pie ,

    or I’ll raise a “ruckus” for sure,lol!

    Pumpkin muffins , I love them too!

    Now I’m hungry and it’s time to make breakfast.

    Will be back to read your other stuff after I get back from Labs ( again!)
    Happy Weekend :)

  2. Bobby says:

    Oh boy. I have noticed that coffee hit a 13 year high as well….

    I can live without the pumpkin but heaven forbid taking away my coffee…

  3. admin says:

    Happy Weekend Too Sunny- I hope that your labs go well. I do love pumpkin muffins and I hope that Publix does have your pumpkin pie.. or we shall protest :)

    Hope you are having a great day!!!

    Oh gosh Bobby- perish that thought. I can’t live without the coffee. We won’t even think about that!!

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