As I mentioned in the jack-o-lantern carving post, there was a nationwide shortage of pumpkins last year, causing many kids to be disappointed in the run-up to Halloween.
Well, according to news hot off the press, we’re in for another pumpkin shortage this year due to heavy rain in August which damaged the crops. In fact the supply of pumpkins this year is only about half the usual yield.
Although pumpkins suppliers have said this year that they hope to meet demand, it probably means that pumpkins in supermarkets will be a little more expensive this year. Most pumpkins are sold in the week before Halloween so don’t panic if you haven’t got yours yet but it might be a good idea to get them before the price goes up! The cheapest pumpkins around this year are currently at Morrisons for only 50p per pumpkin and they should be fine until Halloween night as long as you keep them in a cool dark place and don’t carve them until the day before. So get your cheap pumpkins while you can!
If you’re one of those people who stock up on things while they’re cheap, you might end up with a few extra pumpkins. So what to do with all that pumpkin leftover from carving? Get cooking!
- 10 Best Pumpkin Recipes from The Guardian
- Pumpkin Recipes from BBC Good Food
- Tasty Recipes for Leftover Pumpkin from Daily Post
- Over 500 Pumpkin Recipes from All Recipes