Pumpkin shortage causes spike in prices
Hudson Valley is dealing with a pumpkin shortage after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee swept through the area a couple of weeks ago.
The damaged crops will force patrons to pay more if they want their very own jack-o-lantern. At Stuart's Farm in Somers, the crops were destroyed after getting 7 inches of rain.
The damage has also forced farmers to go out to the middle of Pennsylvania in order to bring pumpkins to their customers. Stuart's Farm owner Robert Stuart said customers can expect to pay 10 to 15 percent more for pumpkins this year than last.