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(Fox 5 New York)   Headline: Pumpkin Shortage in U.S.. Article: There's plenty of freaking pumpkins   (fox5ny.com) divider line
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2021-10-15 7:37:27 PM  
We're probably hitting the pumpkin patch tomorrow. Looks like an entire frickin field of pumpkins like every year.
 
2021-10-15 7:39:07 PM  
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2021-10-15 7:39:28 PM  
There's always pumpkins at the farm stand.
 
2021-10-15 7:40:13 PM  
Yes, from what I've seen on PornHub
 
2021-10-15 7:40:30 PM  

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Oh god I feel old looking at that picture of Billy Corgan with hair.
 
2021-10-15 7:40:41 PM  
Went to Aldi yesterday, had a sign on the pumpkins "limit 3 per person". That is all.
 
2021-10-15 7:42:11 PM  
"When you're ready for Thanksgiving and you're looking for that canned pumpkin, or if you're trying to buy it right now, you might not find the canned pumpkin on the shelves," Scavuzzo told the station.

Oh no, canned food drives in 5 years will be stuck with just green beans.
 
2021-10-15 7:43:00 PM  
I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!
 
2021-10-15 7:43:25 PM  
Not all the pumpkins used for canned pumpkin are from the US anyway, so...
 
2021-10-15 7:46:00 PM  
There's also a cassava melon with a hole in it.
 
2021-10-15 7:46:30 PM  
I feel like some people are trying to scare monger minor issues to make other actual problems seem worse, or otherwise just trying to get included in the dialogue about it.

"The supply chain bottle neck is bad news for a lot of industries and it's likely people are going to be seeing chain reaction effects for a while."

"INCLUDING  P U M P K I N S !"
 
2021-10-15 7:46:32 PM  
It was a wet July and August up here, so it's been a bumper crop of pumpkins this year. There was what looked like 300 of them lined up outside the supermarket 2 weeks ago.  I went shopping after work today and there's still a buttload of them.
 
2021-10-15 7:47:32 PM  

Snarky Acronym: Went to Aldi yesterday, had a sign on the pumpkins "limit 3 per person". That is all.


Haven't noticed any quantity limits but I also haven't really looked - but every grocery store I've been to for the last few weeks all have tons of pumpkins, as does home depot and some other stores.
 
2021-10-15 7:50:06 PM  
FOX gonna FUD
 
2021-10-15 7:50:17 PM  
Q: What do Republicans do on Halloween?
A: They pump-kin
 
2021-10-15 7:50:50 PM  

Jake Havechek: It was a wet July and August up here, so it's been a bumper crop of pumpkins this year. There was what looked like 300 of them lined up outside the supermarket 2 weeks ago.  I went shopping after work today and there's still a buttload of them.


Buttload + Pumpkins= Kinky
 
2021-10-15 7:52:09 PM  
But without a pumpkin how will I display a pumpkin to symbolize that I bought a pumpkin for Halloween like everybody else? If we might not all display pumpkins my gesture will be meaningless.
 
2021-10-15 7:53:09 PM  
No limits around here  and my neighborhood has pumpkins galore as decorations on porches, steps, and yards. Many other kinds of gourds, too.
 
2021-10-15 7:55:12 PM  

Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!


if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.
 
2021-10-15 7:57:35 PM  

WhippingBoi: Q: What do Republicans do on Halloween?
A: They pump-kin


C'mon, really?
 
2021-10-15 7:58:38 PM  

khitsicker: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.


I'm too lazy to do that myself before I make the pie (pumpkin chiffon). Maybe someone will bring me some fresh stuff.
 
2021-10-15 8:01:07 PM  
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We just need old man Simpson to sell off some of his.
 
2021-10-15 8:01:43 PM  

Dinodork: khitsicker: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.

I'm too lazy to do that myself before I make the pie (pumpkin chiffon). Maybe someone will bring me some fresh stuff.


it really only adds time. all you have to do is cut the pumpkin in half and bake at 350 for 45min. its so worth it tough.
 
2021-10-15 8:03:49 PM  

khitsicker: Dinodork: khitsicker: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.

I'm too lazy to do that myself before I make the pie (pumpkin chiffon). Maybe someone will bring me some fresh stuff.

it really only adds time. all you have to do is cut the pumpkin in half and bake at 350 for 45min. its so worth it tough.


Yeah, but then you don't get that hilarious raunchy sound when the pumpkin pie mix slides out of the can.
 
2021-10-15 8:05:10 PM  

Jake Havechek: khitsicker: Dinodork: khitsicker: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.

I'm too lazy to do that myself before I make the pie (pumpkin chiffon). Maybe someone will bring me some fresh stuff.

it really only adds time. all you have to do is cut the pumpkin in half and bake at 350 for 45min. its so worth it tough.

Yeah, but then you don't get that hilarious raunchy sound when the pumpkin pie mix slides out of the can.


that's what the cranberry sauce is for.
 
2021-10-15 8:07:10 PM  

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2021-10-15 8:09:17 PM  

knbwhite: WhippingBoi: Q: What do Republicans do on Halloween?
A: They pump-kin

C'mon, really?


Halloween, Christmas, Aunty-Grandma's birthday... you get the picture.
 
2021-10-15 8:18:28 PM  

WhippingBoi: knbwhite: WhippingBoi: Q: What do Republicans do on Halloween?
A: They pump-kin

C'mon, really?

Halloween, Christmas, Aunty-Grandma's birthday... you get the picture.


It's lame.
 
2021-10-15 8:22:13 PM  

Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!


Canned pumpkin is for losers. I grow my own sugar pie pumpkins. Then I make fresh pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My Thanksgiving garden has 7 kinds of squash three kinds of beans, peas, carrots, apples, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Sweet and Indian corn, sweet and russett potatoes, herbs and I got a turkey in the freezer I got last week from the local turkey farmer for free if I took his mom to the doctor for her hip.
 
2021-10-15 8:23:12 PM  

alice_600: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

Canned pumpkin is for losers. I grow my own sugar pie pumpkins. Then I make fresh pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My Thanksgiving garden has 7 kinds of squash three kinds of beans, peas, carrots, apples, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Sweet and Indian corn, sweet and russett potatoes, herbs and I got a turkey in the freezer I got last week from the local turkey farmer for free if I took his mom to the doctor for her hip.


Awesome. We don't have a growing season up here in the mountains so you can send me some puree.
 
2021-10-15 8:26:02 PM  
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No kids and a lot less messy.
 
2021-10-15 8:33:38 PM  
When I was like 8 or 9, mom found a recipe for pumpkin seeds so we made them that year. Culling the seeds from the pumpkin guts was tedious and messy, but they turned out really good.  You just need salt, a big cookie sheet, and know your oven well enough to get the time and temp right.  That was '78 or '79.
 
2021-10-15 8:44:28 PM  
Just got 10 pounds of butternut squash, roasted and pureed it to use in "pumpkin" soups this winter

same thing you get in cans.  FYI is you read the label it says "Squash" 

only way to make your own pumpkin puree is to find some pie pumpkins and puree it yourself
 
2021-10-15 8:45:05 PM  
Hmmm...
Here's what we brought home today, well to be honest we grew a few of these too.
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2021-10-15 8:48:17 PM  

khitsicker: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.


But then you have to find actual pumpkins to use. I cheat and use winter squash. Butternut, acorn, kabocha, isn't most of the flavor from the spices anyway?

But typically I cheat and use canned cause I'm lazy.
 
2021-10-15 8:54:46 PM  

make_me_some_pie: khitsicker: Dinodork: I got the last 2 cans of pumpkin at Safeway today. Hoarding future pie!

if you've never had pumpkin pie from freshly pureed pumpkins you are depriving your self. the difference is night and day.

But then you have to find actual pumpkins to use. I cheat and use winter squash. Butternut, acorn, kabocha, isn't most of the flavor from the spices anyway?

But typically I cheat and use canned cause I'm lazy.


from sept to end of November all the local grocery stores here sell small pie pumpkins.
 
2021-10-15 9:22:13 PM  
The value of my pumpkin shares always plummet on Nov 1st, weird.
 
2021-10-15 9:36:15 PM  

knbwhite: WhippingBoi: knbwhite: WhippingBoi: Q: What do Republicans do on Halloween?
A: They pump-kin

C'mon, really?

Halloween, Christmas, Aunty-Grandma's birthday... you get the picture.

It's lame.


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2021-10-15 10:06:31 PM  
From the article:

"Despite the issues with the fungus, Illinois Specialty Growers Association Executive Director Raghela Scavuzzo told KSDK that there will still be plenty of jack-o'-lantern pumpkins"
 
2021-10-15 10:10:46 PM  
Just big pumpkin trying to cause a panic.
 
2021-10-15 10:18:52 PM  

groppet: Just big pumpkin trying to cause a panic.


The Great Pumpkin lets Linus down every year. It's a conspiracy.
 
2021-10-15 10:46:13 PM  
There is plenty.  I got 3 for $5 each today!  And these are usually like $16 each!!

So there are a LOT of pumpkins this year.
 
2021-10-15 11:25:23 PM  

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Oh god I feel old looking at that picture of Billy Corgan with hair.


and not a RWNJ
 
2021-10-16 12:06:16 AM  
There are enough for jack-o-lanterns, pies, and even punkin' chunkin' contests!
 
2021-10-16 12:07:02 AM  

uncoveror: There are enough for jack-o-lanterns, pies, and even punkin' chunkin' contests!


and beer.  don't forget the beer.
 
2021-10-16 7:03:09 AM  
I found a random pumpkin in a parking space at a Panera Bread the other day.  Perfectly good decorating pumpkin, round, no scratches or holes or rot anywhere.  I don't know why it was just in a random parking space, but I ended up taking it home, because I apparently run a shelter for stray pumpkins now.
 
2021-10-16 7:51:14 AM  
I grew pumpkins last year so I'm getting a kick.

Still have some wild vines, might get a little pumpkin, idk.
 
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