The Famine is Over!

I had resigned myself to another fall without One Pie canned pumpkin. It was absent from store shelves last year and until a few days ago, it looked like there wouldn’t be any this year, either.

Imagine my surprise and delight when strolling through my supermarket, I suddenly came across a huge bin of One Pie. I bought 10 cans and I intend to stockpile more.

Yes, I know it’s just pumpkin, but it’s the little things that make life better…..

PS: Why do these shortages even happen at all? Isn’t this 2011?

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12 Responses to The Famine is Over!

  1. HerbDoc says:

    Aha! What store is that, DN? I’ve been checking around the last couple of weeks at both supermarkets and the big discount stores and have only seen the Libby cans so far. It’s good to
    stock up as you did because the powers that be only see canned pumpkin as useful for holiday desserts.


  2. dirtynailz says:

    The Shaw’s in Wakefield. Get yourself over there!


  3. cj wright says:

    I bet your heart was pounding, you gasped, and eyes filled with tears of joy! Congrats on finding your harvest gold, dirtynailz.


    • dirtynailz says:

      It was a great moment in food shopping, CJ – almost like finding prized mushroom or other natural treasure…
      You see, One Pie is a small company in the boonies of Maine and I am not sure how much longer they will be in business. They could be bought out, or simply go under – who knows?
      I wanted to lay in a serious supply just in case.


  4. HerbDoc says:

    Ran right out to Wakefield and bought 12 cans! 🙂 Thanks a million!! I told the management that they need to keep this particular brand on the shelves and the reply was that they were informed the last couple of years (including 2011) was very poor for pumpkin growers…thus the shortage. I wondered out loud why Libby doesn’t appear to have this problem…are the pumpkins imported from an unnamed source??


    • dirtynailz says:

      That’s such a crock about the “shortage.” I think One Pie must of had some production problems. Anyway glad you scored your supply!


  5. gardenpest says:

    2011 One Pie report: Last week my Portland ME source, who runs baked bean suppers (not dinners!), told me that OP is plentiful there. And his bean suppers include 8 different types of pie.

    His dinners include lasagna, chicken dishes, authentic Asian dishes, meatloaf, 3 salad types, and those dang 8 pie types. DN, it’s in Cape Elizabeth, the 1st Sat of the month from Oct – April.


    • dirtynailz says:

      I hear you. One Pie is abundant these days. But as I said in my post, I am not sure how long this company will be producing this product. It always seems that when I find a product I like, the company stops making it.


  6. I was thrilled to see that One Pie is available again! I always bought it because I knew it was definitely Gluten-free. It also had the best pumpkin pie recipe on the label. I’ve saved the label from a can I bought years ago and still follow it whenever I make pumpkin pie.
    Thanks for letting us know. I’ll check the Shaw’s in East Providence.


    • dirtynailz says:

      That’s funny, I cut a label off a can years ago and saved it in my recipe book. I have yet to come across a better pumpkin pie recipe! (I think it must be the molasses and the ginger.)


  7. Just got back from Shaw’s in Barrington and they not only had loads of One Pie Pumpkin — it was on sale!
    Thanks again — you’re right, it’s the little things that can make a day.


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