Hurricanes, droughts and freak snowstorms have swept through the country over this past year, leaving their mark on the supply of favorite Thanksgiving foods.
An "extreme pumpkin shortage" was predicted by Darcy Pray, owner of Pray's Family Farms in Keeseville, New York, following Hurricane Irene, according to the Associated Press. According to the AP report in September, the wholesale price for a bin of 32-45 pumpkins had doubled from last year to $150 - $200.
In July, scorching heat waves killed off thousands of poultry -- a Kansas couple lost 4,300 turkeys in just one day, AP reported.(Read more...)