Where to Buy Pumpkins
Pumpkins are one of the tell-tale signs that Autumn has arrived, as farms flourish with them, and homes and businesses use them to adorn their windows and porches. Sizes range from miniature to gigantic, with the “sugar” and “pie” varieties ideal for cooking, and the larger ones more suited for carving. The white or “cheese” pumpkins are just as good for recipes as the typical orange ones, whether you purée, mash, or roast it, or toast the seeds (aka pepitas). It’s generally easy to find fresh pumpkins, with the following suggested resources as guidelines on where to look. Below we cover some online and locally stores Where to Buy Pumpkins.
Where to Buy Pumpkins Locally
Can I buy Pumpkins at Grocery Stores?
Yes! Grocery stores are a great place to look for pumpkins, as they generally have a range of sizes, sometimes including ones already decorated. Many markets will place pumpkins and other seasonal items in front of their stores to catch customers’ attention, however, also look in the produce section.
Can I buy Pumpkins at Warehouse Clubs?
Bulk stores, such as Costco, BJ’s Wholesale, and Sam’s Club, are another convenient source to check, when looking to buy pumpkins. They typically have large carving ones at a fixed price (as opposed to other retailers, who may sell pumpkins by weight), or bundle smaller ones together.
Can I buy Pumpkins at Home Improvement Stores?
Home improvement stores are no longer just places to shop for tools and appliances. Many continuously increase their outdoor, seasonal, and garden sections, and so may be worth a look for pumpkins. As with other stores though, availability may be subject to location. But you most likely can get pumpkins at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware and True Value.
Can I buy Pumpkins at Walmart?
Check out seasonal displays outside of Walmart stores, which will probably include large cartons to choose pumpkins from. These cartons are also usually placed near the produce section or by the front door.
Can I buy Pumpkins at Target?
When it’s pumpkin season, Target typically has similar set-ups to Walmart and supermarkets, so it’s best to visit locations in person if possible. Searching for “pumpkin” online doesn’t yield results for fresh ones, only canned, seeds, and products that are pumpkin or pumpkin spice flavored.
Listing Site of Markets Locally
If you still prefer or need an online resource when looking to buy pumpkins, view listings at Localharvest.org. It’s a directory site for farmer’s markets, farms, and CSAs, so you can search for a nearby venue that has these gourds in supply.
Where to Buy Pumpkins Online
You can buy Pumpkins at Amazon
You’ll find listings for pumpkin seeds to plant on Amazon (which should be sowed by early June by the way, to result in pumpkins by October or November). There are also results for pumpkin flavored, scented, and shaped products, but it doesn’t seem like you can online order the fresh gourds.
You can buy Pumpkins on Ebay
There are extensive listings at eBay under “pumpkin seeds,” either ready to eat, or intended for planting. The auction site also features an incredible amount of edible, household, cosmetic, and decorative pumpkin items, but not a viable source for fresh grown ones.
We hope you have enjoyed this article on Where to Buy Pumpkins and that you find the right ones for recipes, décor, and seasonal fun!
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