Update: Today, the 3 of November, I found both One Pie Pumpkin and Squash at Shaw's supermarket! I left some for you, I promise.
You know how much I looove pumpkin everything, right? Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, yup, bring it on. So I've been somewhat anxious lately when I could not find a single can of my preferred brand, One Pie Pumpkin puree.
The last three days I've spent searching an hour to the west, and the south, where all the big supermarkets are, the local supermarket, and the local Mom and Pop stores, hoping a few dusty cans might be found on their shelves. Nothing.
I finally Googled it today and found it's a nationwide shortage. ( see here) That was just after I'd met with the manager of Shaw's supermarket, and found that One Pie had been delegated to a seasonal product: ie: Halloween, Thanksgiving. So we're dealing with two bad years, weatherwise, for pumpkins in Maine ( where One Pie comes from), and also a marketing decision by large supermarkets to supply One Pie only in that short window of time in the Fall. I'm hoping that all you cooks and bakers out there will talk with their supermarket managers and insist that One Pie ( and other pumpkin puree companies) be available year round. Can I count on you? Rah! Bring back my beloved One Pie! Merci a bunch!