The great pumpking shortage? Farmers warn of shortage across region

    When Charlie Brown talked about the Great Pumpkin in the 1966 Peanuts classic, he probably wasn’t worried about a pumpkin shortage.

    This year, at least in the northeastern part of the country, pumpkin fans may be facing a pumpkin shortage, courtesy of Hurricane Irene.

    Fox 29 reports Irene destroyed hundreds of pumpkin patches across the region, prompting some farmers to warn fans of a potential shortage.

    According to Fox 29, some farmers are even trying to buy pumpkins from other regions just to cover orders.

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