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Fall produce trends forecast: pumpkins, apples and game day fun

Are you Team Pumpkin Spice or Team Apple Pie Spice?

Fall brings some of the most anticipated flavors of the year, but how can we bring that excitement from the coffee shop to the produce department?

Amanda Keefer from Produce for Kids and I discuss family-friendly pumpkin recipes, merchandising and my biggest suggestion for retailers:

Promote edible pumpkins!

Most of the “fancy” pumpkins we’ve seen gain popularity area also good eats, a great point to make with cost-conscious consumers worried about dropping $12 a piece for fall décor. They can be cooked in an Instant Pot, too, by the way!

Amanda has tips for alternative jack-o-lanterns and game day snacks, too.

Check it out:

And check out handy suggestions from Produce for Kids:

Kid-  Pumpkin Latte 

Pumpkin everything (how to make your own pumpkin puree or roast pumpkin seeds)

Harvest bowls 

Root Vegetables 

Produce Carvings

25 Healthy Halloween Treats


Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services.