If you’re dying to crack open a can of pumpkin and whip up some pie, you might have your plans dashed.
Libby’s canned pumpkin, the brand everyone knows, everyone buys, says all the rain in the Midwest this year has made a mess out of the pumpkin fields.
Fields are too soggy to get harvesting equipment going, so lots of pumpkins are rotting with fungus, and soon to be plowed over.
But it isn’t all bad. Organic pumpkin growers in Oregon are filling in the gap Libby’s can’t supply, and raking in the profit.
Some retailers denied adequate shipments of canned pumpkin phoned up Farmers Markets Foods, a major supplier of organic pumpkin, and begged for product.
A spokesperson for the company says they’re shipping out organic canned pumpkin by the truckload.
You never know, maybe this will help shift consumers perception of organics, and they’ll stick with it after Libby’s re-supplies.
Or just use whole organic pumpkins to make pie. I’m an idiot, and I can’t cook, but even I know. Mash it up, add spices, done.
Via The New York Times.
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Tags: organic farming