Pumpkin Shortage to Ruin Halloween
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|Cream of the crop 2011.|
Irene did, however, manage to destroy a multitude of pumpkin farms all across the East, which means we might be looking at a jack-o-lantern free Halloween this year.
We heard from NPR, that farmers everywhere are doubling their prices on their limited stock and babying what little they have left. The relentless rain for weeks on end prior to the storm also severely damaged their crops. The farmers are wringing their fingers on this years harvest, which is usually their life blood for the year.
This fall, we could possibly be looking at a $15 price tag on pumpkins at grocery stores. Our advice is simple and direct: Buy your pumpkins early. That goes for canned too.
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