Just curious, where do you purchase/obtain your pumpkins and if you don't grow your own how much do you usually pay for a pumpkin? I know in the case of Christmas trees folks that live in places like L.A. or Manhattan pay a premium, but is the same true of pumpkins?
Alot of folks around here buy them at grocery stores. A basketball-sized gourd runs about $2.50 at the local Meijer's store. If you buy them at the local farmer's market, the same size goes for about $3.00. In a bizarre twist of marketing, they cost around $4.00 if you buy them at the cider mill (where they are presumably grown on premises!)
Pumpkin trivia of the day: did you know that 90% of the pumpkins in the US are grown within a 90 mile radius of Peoria, IL?