Puny Pumpkin Demand: Producer reports slow buying & high inventory of pumpkins despite quality

With just over a week until Halloween, a long-time producer worries about the weak consumer demand so far this fall for one of the season’s staples: Pumpkins.

A difficult economy could impact consumer demand for one fall’s favorite staples: Pumpkins. A long-time pumpkin grower in Ohio told Brownfield Ag News that buying has been slow and inventories are unusually high.

It is an unfortunate turn of events, he says, since the quality of pumpkins and squash are the best he has seen in years — and he has a lot left to sell.

According to the pumpkin producer, pumpkin purchases have been mediocre this year, especially compared to a few years ago during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was the best ever for sales.

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