Gallery: Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Ir...

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The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colors – autumn has officially arrived. It’s around this time that everyone’s favorite fall vegetable, beautiful round orange pumpkins, start popping up at city Greenmarkets, giving the city a more festive fall look. But this year the mini pumpkin patches may not be around for long – local farmers are reporting that Hurricane Irene, which devastated farms Upstate and on Long Island, caused a major pumpkin shortage throughout the whole Northeast. The storm caused massive flooding that resulted in many pumpkin crops being completely washed away.

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