Where to find pumpkin purée this summer near newton?
Hi. I know it's out of season for both pumpkin bread and pumpkin purée but I've never had trouble finding canned pumpkin purée in summers past and my family is begging for some good pumpkin bread! I've looked at Whole Foods and Star Market but neither have any pumpkin purée in the shelves. I heard about this shortage earlier in the year but I thought it might be fixed by now.
Does anyone know where I can find pumpkin purée near Newton (I.e. Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Watertown, Belmont, Brookline, etc.)?
Sorry, can't help you. I have a dog who loves canned pumpkin but we've had a tough time finding it anywhere (no S&S, no Shaws, no WH, no MB) since January or so. They do sell it at my dog food boutique but at $3.25 a can, which is insane.
Try Russo's in Watertown or any legit bakery.
They might sell you a large #10 can (foodservice talk) which is about 104oz
Make a big batch and freeze it
This is crazy! Have you tried calling a S&S, Shaw's, MB, etc? I know even that process is probably very frustrating. Call WF? Try King Arthur mail order? Or buy frozen winter squash, thaw and puree?
I'd actually managed to get some at the Whole Foods in Hingham in May and stocked up. I'd actually spent a bit of time trying to find some when a client wanted pumpkin whoopies for a party.
Most stores I'd went to says there won't be any until mid-September.
Roche Bros has some left and they were the organic ones for like $1.99 a can but they didn't have enough for me so I'd called WF in Hingham and was told they got a shipment in. I say give them a call.
The weather last year was awful in the areas that produce most of the pumpkin for canning, so the crop was much smaller than usual (this was true of a number of crops). There were news stories last holiday season urging people to buy up, and that also probably contributed to scarcity on the shelves.
You should also check chains you may not tend to frequent, like Market Basket.