Prepare for a Pumpkin Shortage this Holiday Season

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Pumpkin season is here and with it is a pumpkin shortage! When picking out your pumpkin this year you may notice that they aren’t as big as they used to be. The drought and heat have led to smaller pumpkins in California. Some growers are importing gourds from Oregon to make sure they have large pumpkins this season. Libby’s, one of the largest canned pumpkin companies, is also facing a pumpkin shortage. The harvests were less than they anticipated and they don’t believe they will have much, if any at all, reserve stock to make it through to the new year. Once the stores sell out they will most likely be out until next year’s harvest. The good news is we should have enough pumpkins for carvings, pies, and pumpkin spice lattes to make it through the fall.

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