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(Canned) Pumpkin shortage predicted


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Pumpkin shortage could mean empty shelves after Thanksgiving

Recent heavy rains in the Midwest are putting pumpkin pie in short supply this holiday season. On Tuesday, food giant Nestle, which controls about 85% of the pumpkin crop for canning, issued a rare apology and said that rain appeared to have destroyed what remained of a small harvest this year and that it expected to stop shipping the holiday staple by Thanksgiving.

Supermarkets say supplies are tight, depending on the store.

Have you noticed short supplies of canned pumpkin/pumpkin pie filling on grocery shelves in your area?

 

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Not yet! Fingers crossed it'll stay that way. It seems like whenever I need/want canned pumpkin there is strangely a shortage....this happened a couple months ago (like two months ago!).

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I heard this too. I noticed that QFC(Kroger) canned pumpkin was abnormally expensive. Rite-Aid has been advertising it for 99 cents, but so many Rite-Aid stores are either closing up or too small to have a wide array of food, I don't know if that will work. I'm trying Safeway later today. My back-up plan is to make blueberry-plum-blackberry pie since fresh blueberries are back in the stores, though of course they're from the southern hemisphere(so much for being a locavore). I have plums and blackberries frozen from summer. I am one of those people who picks blackberries in the roads and alleys even though they tell you not to. People love the blueberry-plum-blackberry pies, which I usually serve at Labor day.

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