The soggy weather back east could mean a shortage of pumpkins. We learned today some growers are predicting a 50 percent loss in their pumpkin crop this year. So, we wanted to know if we're going to see an issue here. The easy answer, no. Darryl Thies with Thies Farm says the seemingly bizarre weather we've had this summer is actually perfect pumpkin growing weather. He says pumpkins like warm weather, but not above 90 degrees.
He says in any given year consumers should expect to pay between 5 to 8 dollars for a pumpkin. Thies believes this year, in the metro, shouldn't be any different while on the east coast the starting price for a pumpkin may jump to 10 dollars. .