Due to Hurricane Irene which destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the Northeast, there’s going be less Jack-O-Lanterns lighting up our front doors this Halloween. Ohh booooo!
Wholesale prices have double in some places, rising to $150 to $200 a bin.
Pray Family Farms in Upstate New York is just one of the many pumpkin growers in the region that saw their entire crop of about 15,000 to 20,000 pumpkins wash into Lake Champlain. That’s a lot of pumpkins to bob for! Let’s hope the effects of this pumpkin shortage doesn’t trickle down and lead us into the pumpkin pie famine this holiday season.