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Local Vendors Fear National Pumpkin Shortage

Alachua residents search for the perfect pumpkin to take home with them for the holidays. The pumpkin patch has seen a steep increase in sales in early October, compared with last year's numbers. (Courtesy/Megan Bultemeier)

Heavy rains led to a national pumpkin shortage this year, and many farmers across the country have resorted to purchasing pumpkins at auctions multiple times per week to meet the demands of customers. Local pumpkin vendors have seen an increase in sales due to heightened media coverage.

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