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Buying a whole pumpkin

Hi all,

It seems now that Halloween is over, it is almost impossible to find whole pumpkins in the shops.

I want to make a recipe (a soup) that requires the whole pumpkin, as this acts as the bowl and the soup is baked in it.

Where can I find a whole pumpkin to do this? I live in Oerlikon (8050) if it helps?
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Old 18.12.2012, 09:48
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Re: Buying a whole pumpkin

It's the same with any seasonal produce, buy when they are plentiful and preserve.
They don't keep forever just sitting around.

I think even the nearby farmshop has removed them from their pumpkin patch.

A farmshop is your only hope, as the major retailers wont cater for individual needs, if there's no mass demand.
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Hi all,

It seems now that Halloween is over, it is almost impossible to find whole pumpkins in the shops.

I want to make a recipe (a soup) that requires the whole pumpkin, as this acts as the bowl and the soup is baked in it.

Where can I find a whole pumpkin to do this? I live in Oerlikon (8050) if it helps?
I have some pumpkins left over from my garden, they're still good. If you want to have one, I work in Oerlikon and you can pick one up this week.
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It's the same with any seasonal produce, buy when they are plentiful and preserve.
They don't keep forever just sitting around.

I think even the nearby farmshop has removed them from their pumpkin patch.

A farmshop is your only hope, as the major retailers wont cater for individual needs, if there's no mass demand.
Good advice, but hard to stock up if i don't know i'm going to need one...and i didn't
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Re: Buying a whole pumpkin

The Farmer's Market in Schaffhausen still had quite a few pumpkins available today. Maybe check your local farmer's market?
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Good advice, but hard to stock up if i don't know i'm going to need one...and i didn't
They're easily frozen in small chunks, without seeds and skin.

Always worth having a few bags of chunks in the freezer.
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They're easily frozen in small chunks, without seeds and skin.

Always worth having a few bags of chunks in the freezer.
but he wants the shell to serve it in (and maybe even cook it in?), I believe - so chunks in the freezer won't help.

Out in the countryside there have been the pumpkin stands, but by us they were probably covered in all the snow. Not sure if there are still any around.
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They're easily frozen in small chunks, without seeds and skin.

Always worth having a few bags of chunks in the freezer.
Please see the thread title.

Pumpkin chunks are available most of the year round in the bigger supermarkets, but i need the whole pumpkin to bake my soup.
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