We are just back from a few days in mid-coast Maine. Ever mindful of staying on top of The Blog, I visited a few stores there to assess the canned pumpkin puree situation. You may recall from my previous post that canned pumpkin puree is in short supply this year, and that here in Rhode Island, there hasn’t been any on store shelves.
Sure enough, the supermarkets in Maine were out of it, too. But on the way home, my husband decided to check the Shaw’s in Freeport and there, right at the door, was a big stack of Libby’s pumpkin puree – for $1.50 a can! It looked like the store had just received a large shipment and hadn’t even bothered to put the cans on the shelves. I don’t usually buy Libby’s but my favorite brand, “One Pie,” is still MIA, so we brought home a few cans. This afternoon, when I went to the store, they were still out of puree, so I’m glad I bought some in ME.
Elderberry wrote last week from New York City, saying that there was lots to be had on store shelves there, but HerbDoc reports that One Pie has yet to make an appearance.
And what’s up with the price increase? Usually at this time of year, you can buy a can for $1.00. Supply and demand I guess….. I am starting to feel a wee bit manipulated.