National Pumpkin Shortage Ready to Strike SouthCoast Too
You've probably heard all about the pumpkin shortage affecting much of the country this Halloween and thought nothing of it, but it seems that shortage is going to catch up to the SouthCoast just in time for the holiday season.
Yes, we all managed to find our perfect pumpkins for painting, carving and decorating with this fall, but it doesn't mean we are out of the woods yet. If the farmers of this country are right, the lack of pumpkins is going to take its toll on a favorite holiday dessert this year.
Between too much rain in the Midwest causing fungus outbreaks on some pumpkin crops and West Coast droughts preventing farmers from growing much crops at all, there are not enough pumpkins to go around this year. It will start to show in the canned pumpkin available at supermarkets soon.
If serving pumpkin pie is the go-to dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner or any holiday in between, then you might want to make sure you can bake one now. Considering the insane shopping habits of the past 18 months or so, people may start to stockpile cans of pumpkin in the near future. Though I'm sure the pie panic will be nothing compared to the toilet paper panic, it can't hurt to have an extra can in the house just in case.
Personally, I love pumpkin pie and would not want a holiday without one, so yes, I have already stocked away two or three cans of pumpkin for future use. Although, no one's made a peep about any apple shortages, so maybe we should all just try a new pie this Thanksgiving instead.