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  • Post #91 - November 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm
    Post #91 - November 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm Post #91 - November 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm
    I've seen some cheap cans of pumpkin in a few stores lately. The brand is "Island Sun." I personally don't associate the places where pumpkins are usually grown with sunny islands.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #92 - November 17th, 2011, 7:18 pm
    Post #92 - November 17th, 2011, 7:18 pm Post #92 - November 17th, 2011, 7:18 pm
    Mountains of canned pumpkin at Jewel yesterday -- big displays near a display of bakeware. Not a particular bargain (I think I paid $3.50 for the large can of Libby's pumpkin), but loads of it.
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  • Post #93 - November 17th, 2011, 7:22 pm
    Post #93 - November 17th, 2011, 7:22 pm Post #93 - November 17th, 2011, 7:22 pm
    Hi- Meijer's carries a store brand of canned pumpkin that is fairly inexpensive, and a whole lot cheaper than Libby's. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #94 - November 18th, 2011, 2:36 pm
    Post #94 - November 18th, 2011, 2:36 pm Post #94 - November 18th, 2011, 2:36 pm
    Hi- I just saw canned pumpkin at Aldi's for 99 cents a can. This was at the Evanston Aldi's location. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #95 - January 18th, 2013, 8:45 pm
    Post #95 - January 18th, 2013, 8:45 pm Post #95 - January 18th, 2013, 8:45 pm
    Hi- I was at the Jewel on Chicago Ave. in Evanston today, and I noticed that they had Libby's canned pumpkin on sale for $1. Normally it is $2.39. It is on sale through 1/27. Even canned pumpkin at Aldi's is $.99 a can for a store brand. Jewel had a large display of canned pumpkin on one of the end cases, and had a sign that it was on sale. In the location where they normally keep the canned pumpkin, there was no indication that it was on sale, and the shelf tag said that it was $2.39 for a 15 ounce can. I did scan one of the cans to make sure that it was only $1. I would have bought some, but I walked over there, and so I will try to get some when I have my car. I know that some people here feed canned pumpkin to their dog, and so they are always looking for deals on it. I assume that it is on sale for $1 at all the Jewel stores. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #96 - October 11th, 2017, 9:30 pm
    Post #96 - October 11th, 2017, 9:30 pm Post #96 - October 11th, 2017, 9:30 pm
    Love pumpkins? Rest assured, there are plenty from Prairie Farmer.
    Morton, the self-proclaimed pumpkin capital of the world, is buzzing with activity as semis flow in and out of Nestle USA’s Libby Pumpkin facility. “This year’s crop is looking great,” says Allison Kolodziej Baker, Nestle USA. “The harvest began early last month, and will continue through October. Production is on target, and cans of this year’s pumpkin are already hitting store shelves for the upcoming baking season.”

    Hot and dry conditions may not be ideal for all crops, but pumpkins are different. “Our pumpkins thrive in a hot, dry summer, so conditions in the Morton area were ideal for us,” explains Jim Ackerman, Libby’s agriculture manager. “Yields are a bit better than average this year.”

    What are typical pumpkin yields? Babadoost says 23 tons (46,000 pounds) per acre is considered average for processed pumpkins, but 18 to 30 tons per acre is typical.
  • Post #97 - November 4th, 2017, 11:29 pm
    Post #97 - November 4th, 2017, 11:29 pm Post #97 - November 4th, 2017, 11:29 pm
    Hi,

    At Mariano's last night, a woman pulled behind me at checkout with 48 cans of pumpkin plus a pumpkin pie.

    "I bet your pumpkin purchase is for a dog, right?"

    "Absolutely. I give each dog a tablespoon a day for their digestive system, which was recommended by my holistic doctor."

    "I never knew about this until there was a pumpkin shortage a few years ago."

    This woman remembered the pumpkin shortage crisis as well.

    I love the odd bits of information learned by following threads like these.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
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  • Post #98 - November 5th, 2017, 1:21 pm
    Post #98 - November 5th, 2017, 1:21 pm Post #98 - November 5th, 2017, 1:21 pm
    Hi- I don't know how accessible she was to Aldi's, but Aldi's has canned pumpkin for $.79 a can. It is a seasonable item, and once the store runs out, it is done for the year. Usually most Aldi's stores have pumpkin for sale through at least January. It was $.89 a can last winter. I am sure she probably paid twice as much at Mariano's.

    Last week Whole Foods had organic green and blue grapes on sale for $1.69 a pound, or so the sign said. They were out of blue grapes. While I was deciding which bag of green grapes I wanted, I saw two different customers grab a bag of organic red grapes, which were probably not as good as the green grapes, and plus they were $3.99 a pound.
  • Post #99 - November 5th, 2017, 5:48 pm
    Post #99 - November 5th, 2017, 5:48 pm Post #99 - November 5th, 2017, 5:48 pm
    I was in an Aldi's today and noticed that there were only two small cans of canned pumpkin left but many large cans of pumpkin pie filling left. Interesting what's been noted about Aldi's selling canned pumpkin til they run out and not restocking. Interesting also that people seem to much prefer buying canned pumpkin to canned pumpkin pie filling.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #100 - November 5th, 2017, 8:00 pm
    Post #100 - November 5th, 2017, 8:00 pm Post #100 - November 5th, 2017, 8:00 pm
    I am sure they have not run out yet. Hopefully they have more in back or they have more in the warehouse. I stock up on canned pumpkin this time of year at Aldi's, and I use it to make pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin soup. I make a lot of pumpkin pancakes in the winter time. Plus I am sure that some people are buying it to feed their dog.

    That year that canned pumpkin was hard to find, I think Aldi's ran out before Christmas, but they almost always have some still in January. Meijers has fairly cheap canned pumpkin too, but Aldi's is a lot more convenient for me.
  • Post #101 - November 6th, 2017, 9:50 am
    Post #101 - November 6th, 2017, 9:50 am Post #101 - November 6th, 2017, 9:50 am
    They had canned pumpkin at Costco too - normal-sized cans in a multi-can box. I like the fact that recipes (at lease online) are starting to recognize how many of us ended up with 1/2 cans in the fridge or freezer and now are bumping up or sizing down the recipes to match a 15oz can.
    Leek

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  • Post #102 - December 8th, 2017, 11:42 am
    Post #102 - December 8th, 2017, 11:42 am Post #102 - December 8th, 2017, 11:42 am
    Cathy2 wrote:"which was recommended by my holistic doctor."


    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    oh some people. only laughing because it was a random person saying it, so I'm not making fun of you.
  • Post #103 - January 17th, 2018, 7:38 pm
    Post #103 - January 17th, 2018, 7:38 pm Post #103 - January 17th, 2018, 7:38 pm
    Attention pumpkin lovers. Spotted at Fresh Farms Niles today (1-17-18)
    pumpkin.jpg
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #104 - January 17th, 2018, 10:03 pm
    Post #104 - January 17th, 2018, 10:03 pm Post #104 - January 17th, 2018, 10:03 pm
    Noted in post number 96. The 2017 crop was large.
  • Post #105 - January 18th, 2018, 1:10 am
    Post #105 - January 18th, 2018, 1:10 am Post #105 - January 18th, 2018, 1:10 am
    They still had plenty of canned pumpkin at Aldi's for $.79 a can last time I was there a few weeks ago.
  • Post #106 - January 19th, 2018, 11:01 am
    Post #106 - January 19th, 2018, 11:01 am Post #106 - January 19th, 2018, 11:01 am
    how long does it usually last? Might be smart to stock up while it's cheap. It's also a good dog food supplement.
  • Post #107 - January 19th, 2018, 11:19 am
    Post #107 - January 19th, 2018, 11:19 am Post #107 - January 19th, 2018, 11:19 am
    Chitown B wrote:how long does it usually last?


    Canned foods generally last through the apocalypse, as long as the cans are not dented or damaged.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #108 - January 19th, 2018, 11:54 am
    Post #108 - January 19th, 2018, 11:54 am Post #108 - January 19th, 2018, 11:54 am
    stevez wrote:
    Chitown B wrote:how long does it usually last?


    Canned foods generally last through the apocalypse, as long as the cans are not dented or damaged.

    However, when stored at ambient temperatures, color and flavor will diminish over time. The colder you store it (without freezing it), the better it will keep. </shoptalk>

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