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Old 09-21-2010, 05:07 PM   #11
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I work in a grocery store and we ran out last year and haven't had any since, this was the Libby's brand. We got in a shipment of Stokley's (a brand we usually don't carry) and that got us through thanksgiving. We still don't have any in the store.

I was in Aldi last week and they had some, just one case left and I snatched it up, went to another Aldi and got another case (I make and sell a 100 or so pumpkin breads every thanksgiving). It seems that Aldi gets in one shipment of pumpkin a year and when it is gone, it's gone. They also had a great price of 89 cents a can., and it is 100% pumpkin, just like the Libby's.

So I have the pumpkin I need to get through the holidays, hopefully! I have people wanting to put in the orders already.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:11 PM   #12
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I've seen both canned squash and sweet potatoes. Of course, you can use fresh as well.

BTW, I woud buy either Libby's or the One Pie brand. They're the same thing - 100% pumpkin. However, I prefer the recipe on the One Pie can over the Libby's recipe.
We don't get One Pie here. When I lived in Maine, that is what my mom used. She always used the recipe on the can, and it was great. Sometimes she would replace the canned milk with heavy cream or half and half and it was even better!

I don't even think we saw any other brand on the shelves until the 90's when libby's showed up.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:33 PM   #13
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Here is the story. I couldn't find the one I read last fall but this pretty much tells the whole story.

Amid pumpkin shortage, growers hope for a dryer summer
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:00 PM   #14
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...I prefer the recipe on the One Pie can over the Libby's recipe.
Why? (just curious...i love the Libby's recipe but never tried any others)
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:17 PM   #15
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here is one story:

{link removed}

i love this quote: "Butternut squash has a taste similar to sweet potatoes."

Yes, not to mention that stuff in your can of PUMPKIN PIE FILLING.

some comments from around the country here:

Canned Pumpkin Shortage of 2010

more in depth explanation here:

Pumpkin Shortage May Plague Pie Season - Holidays News - Holidash

I don't know about anyone else but the pumpkin bars on your link are def a keeper.

Canned Pumpkin Shortage of 2010

If you can find the pumpkin of course!
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:09 PM   #16
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Thanks for the heads up. I just checked one of my supermarket's online shopping website and they have it. I will stock up!
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We just went to the Nashville, TN Farmer's Market today and there was no shortage of pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colors. If there is a shortage of pie filling this holiday season it will definately be "suspect" and probably price increases to up their profits during out slow economy.
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We just went to the Nashville, TN Farmer's Market today and there was no shortage of pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colors. If there is a shortage of pie filling this holiday season it will definately be "suspect" and probably price increases to up their profits during out slow economy.
The "pumpkins" used for canned pumpkin don't resemble jack o lantern or even sugar pumpkins sold as "pie pumpkins" they are a totally different breed, likely a hybrid bred to produce a high ratio of flesh to seed and skin.

Since these pumpkins are only harvested once a year, the issues from last year will affect supplies this year since there are no stockpiles and they are trying to play catch up.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:26 AM   #20
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I always buy more than I will ever use...I have plenty! Love that pumpkin pie!
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