Stores and farms here in Western Washington have once again begun to sell pumpkins! As a pumpkin lover, this couldn’t make me happier. Fall is my absolute favorite season and I love purchasing pumpkins for my front porch as well as canned pumpkin for baking!
I thought it might be helpful to give you some of my thoughts regarding price-points on pumpkin as well as some of my favorite places to buy this cheerful fall treat.
I will update this post as I’m made aware of current deals on pumpkin, so stay tuned.
Whole Pumpkins – Best Prices
In my opinion, for 2017, I’d think paying $0.30 per pound or less would be a fair price to pay for whole pumpkins. I noticed that my Fred Meyer was selling pumpkins right now for $0.29 per pound. If you’re buying a 10 pound pumpkin, this is going to work out to just under $3.
A lot of families like visiting a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin. While a fun outing, this may not be the cheapest way to buy pumpkins as some patches require admission costs. This is something to consider if your goal is simply to get the best deal.
Probably the best local deal I’ve reported in the past couple years on whole pumpkins is Sterino Farms in Puyallup. For at least the last couple years, they’ve offered pumpkins for just $1 each. However, this has happened generally the week just prior to Halloween.
Canned Pumpkin – Best Prices
Fall, particularly the month of November, is when I note the best prices on canned pumpkin that we’ll find all year. If you’re a pumpkin lover as I am, my advice to you is STOCK UP! Buy enough to get you through until next pumpkin season!
In general, I like to stock-up when I find the smaller cans (15 oz) of pumpkin for about $1. Some years it’s hard to find it right at or below $1, so I do keep a bit of wiggle room. Occasionally, Libby’s puts out coupons, but it’s not been consistent and when they do, these tend to be lower in value (say, $0.25 off 1 can). Sometimes you can find the store brands of pumpkin at or around $1 as well.
If you prefer organic, consider the Simple Truth brand. I have seen these go on sale at Fred Meyer before, and this may be the case at other Kroger-based stores as well.
I’ve also sometimes reported on solid deals on canned pumpkin on Amazon (believe it or not!). It’s worth keeping an eye there as prices change and they offer a variety of brands.
My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes
Over the years, I’ve shared a number of favorite pumpkin recipes here at the blog. Here are a few, to get you excited for pumpkin season!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Twists with Cream Cheese Glaze
What are your thoughts on getting the best price on pumpkin? Other tips or ideas for how to find the best deal?