Hurricane Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the East Coast during August, and rumors circulated that there might be a shortage of pumpkins in other places.
Not to worry.
Central Kentucky farmers have plenty of fresh pumpkins available. But if tackling a three-pound pumpkin isn't for you, then you can pick up a can of pure pumpkin at the supermarket. Meijer public relations manager David Peterson said there is plenty of canned pumpkin available for holiday baking.
It's easy to make a pie using a can of pumpkin purée, but if you want to experience the fresh taste of a locally grown product — and support your neighbors — here's how to cook a whole pumpkin.
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