October is peak pumpkin time, and a mixed weather year may take its toll on pumpkin supplies as Halloween draws closer, according to our partners at The Packer.
Lusk Onion Company in Clovis, NM gets most of its pumpkins from its farm in Texas.
Despite the name, the company no longer grows onions, focusing on pumpkins instead.
Other than a 2-week heatwave in July, growing weather in the southwestern U.S. has been excellent, yielding good-quality crops
On the other hand, Turek Farms in King Ferry, NY was hit by summer drought, going 7 weeks without rain. It predicts their crop is 50 percent of normal.