Seriously. What’s with the pumpkin prices around here this year? After visiting something like two grocery stores, Lowe’s, and a nursery – and seeing prices in the neighborhood of 5 dollars, 7 dollars and TWELVE dollars? Are they made of gold this year? Whatever happened to TWO DOLLAR pumpkins?? Seriously. And it seems the Farmer’s Market has stopped for the year.
Well, if I had to pay five bucks for a pumpkin…then I was glad that we spotted a young mother selling them off the back of her old, beat-up truck. A cardboard sign taped to the side said “Pumpkins $5.” I knew she needed the money…and I felt so bad for the baby in her arms & the three year old who was asleep inside the truck. She was running the truck to keep her babies warm. Gosh. But she seemed happy & the kids did too…and healthy. With the price of gas….I wonder if she actually made any money. We bought two big pumpkins & went back later to by 4 tiny ones for a dollar.
I love these pumpkins…but I can’t stop thinking about her.