Northeast and Texas Pumpkin Shortage Threatens Halloween

Posted on September 20, 2011

There is a major shortage of pumpkins in the Northeast. Some pumpkin patches have 80% less pumpkins because of all the rain. Torrential rainfall brought by Hurricane Irene and other storms have led to rotting pumpkins. Texas is also suffering from a pumpkin shortage because of an opposite reason - a lack of rain. Texas and Northeast pumpkin sellers may have to import some pumpkins from other regions, such as the midwest, where the pumpkin crop is good. The shortage will likely make pumpkins more expensive and possibly harder to find this Halloween. Take a look: