Well, here’s a shortage you can’t blame on COVID…just Mother Nature. If you haven’t been able to find canned pumpkin on store shelves you can blame the weather. John Ackerman of Ackerman Family Farms in Morton, Illinois, told AllRecipes.com that this year, a rain delay meant pumpkin seeds were planted later than usual, which means there is no pumpkin shortage, only that the harvest will be later than usual. So what canned pumpkin, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie mix that stores had initially sold quickly, especially since baking has become a popular pastime of people spending more time at home due to the coronavirus. A brand manager for Libby’s pumpkin says that early October is when the company starts shipping pumpkin to grocery stores, so your local store will likely have more pumpkin in stock soon.