No Pumpkin Shortage for Farmer’s Market Foods

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A pumpkin shortage in the Midwest is not impacting the largest supplier of organic pumpkin.

Farmer’s Market Foods, one of the largest suppliers of organic canned pumpkin puree with 95% of the market share in natural foods, will not be shorting customers or increasing prices.  This news after growing concerns of a pumpkin shortage and supply issue in the Midwest.

“Our gourmet pumpkin is looking gorgeous this year!  We will not have any shortages” says Karla Chambers, co-owner of Farmer’s Market Foods, an Oregon-based family owned and operated farm.

The demand for pure pumpkin has increased steadily in the past few years because of its versatility, flavor and nutritional value.  As the holiday season approaches, more consumers are looking to add it to everyday items like lattes and smoothies to add flavor and richness.

Farmer’s Market Foods has made a name for itself by growing perfect pumpkin varieties using certified organic farming practices and pureeing vine-ripened pumpkins immediately after harvest.  “You can really taste the difference.  As farmers, we know that the last three days on the vine make all the difference in taste and nutritional value,” says Chambers.

Look for the orange and gold pumpkin label at your local retailer and try Farmer’s Market’s organic pumpkin.  For a list of retailers that carry Farmer’s Market, go to:
http://www.farmersmarketfoods.com/about-us/store-locator/

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2 Responses

  1. Kay Greenlee says:

    I am disappointed with your pumpkin this year. It is loose (soft and watery) and the consistency of the pie is affected. It doesn’t hold together as well land is mushy.

    • Emily says:

      Hi Kay,
      Thank you for contacting Farmer’s Market. It’s always so frustrating and disheartening to have a bad experience with your food. At Farmer’s Market, we ban GMOs or genetically modified organisms and stay true to our organic practices. Growing and cultivating pumpkins is like creating a fine wine. It’s an art and a science. We rely on Mother Nature to perfect our pumpkins. Every year, she behaves a little differently. Factors like rainfall, temperature changes, soil quality, and wind can influence the way a pumpkin develops. Although it may be a little different from season to season, it will still have the same great flavor and health properties. We have found that the longer the pumpkin is in the can, the more it tends to set up or be less moist. If you have any questions or would like to talk to us, please call 541-757-1497.
      Happy Baking!
      The Farmer’s Market Family

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