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Aug 28, 2011 11:35 PM

ISO Canned Pumpkin

Does anyone know where I might find canned pumpkin this time of year? Most stores only carry it seasonally, other than Whole Foods, where a small can is something like $2.69. I'm looking for plain pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling. Maybe The Grocery Outlet? I live in San Rafael but am in Berkeley/Oakland fairly often - I would really appreciate hearing about any low-cost sightings. TIA.

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  1. Safeway usually carries it in their baking isle. I know Restaurant Depot definitely carries it, but in a #10 can.

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    1. re: Eat.Choui

      Thanks. Safeway won't carry it until closer to Thanksgiving.

      1. re: TerriL

        My Safeway (in Santa Clara) carries it year round. You might want to check other Safeways. Good luck!

        1. re: christieCA

          Same here, my Safeway in the Inner Richmond has is year round. I used to buy it for my dog, and I became very familiar with where to find canned pumpkin!

    2. I make pumpkin oatmeal all the time and have learned to stock up before it sells out for the year. Some years you can find it year round, it just depends.

      I didn't say it can't be had, though. I saw some in the San Mateo Target a couple weeks ago, surprising since they move merchandise fast. Check smaller grocery stores; we have a small family owned chain here called Key Market, and there is so much dust on their cans you can almost always get it there. Sometimes Lucky has had just the big cans left, pushed to the back on a top shelf. You're not going to get a good deal on it this time of year, but it's not like anyone's charging $10 a can, it's still not much money. Did you find it at Whole Foods?

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        1. I bought a 29-ounce can at Target yesterday. I think it was $3.00

          1. I just saw some at the Food Mill in Oakland. Sorry, but I didn't notice the price - looked like 14 oz cans, probably organic.

            Food Mill
            3033 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602