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September 20, 2011

Northeast US Pumpkin Shortage Likely Due to Hurricane Irene


We continue to feel the effect of Hurricane Irene. Turns out the storm has added insult to injury and put a dent in the fall pumpkin crop in the northeast US. Smashing Rain Records Smashing Pumpkins | AccuWeather quotes expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski: "The area from eastern and central Pennsylvania and northern Delaware northward to Vermont and New Hampshire has received between 1 and 2 feet of rain since Aug. 1."


Reports are out that whole pumpkin patches have washed away, and those remaining are rotting. Wholesale prices have doubled. Luckily, it's not yet a total loss in the Northeast, and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and California also grow and supply pumpkins for Halloween. If all else fails, decorative pumpkins are fun too.

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