Remember last year’s pumpkin shortage? We didn’t see it on sale much at all, and a lot of stores had trouble even getting it in stock due to the poor harvest. Several of you have commented and emailed and it appears the shortage is continuing again this year. :( Several readers have said that Walmart, King Soopers, and Target are completely out right now.
So, if you’ve just got to have pumpkin, you may want to buy a can or two if you actually see it in stock. Other alternatives would be to buy pumpkins and cook them yourself, look for organic canned pumpkin which may not sell out as fast, check Amazon or other online sources, or try a grocery store that has a slower turn around than King Soopers or Walmart.
Or, if pumpkin pie is the must-have, you may want to check the bakery for a pre-made pie if you can’t find the ingredients to make it yourself. Definitely don’t wait until Thanksgiving week to start looking for pumpkin!
Man, pumpkin bars sound good right now. Gonna have to check my pantry; I think I have one can left from last year…
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