How to Buy Pumpkins in Bulk


As one of the few members of the squash family that lends itself to carving, the pumpkin is an icon of autumn. Some carve them, some turn them into pies and some go door-to-door smashing them—pumpkins simply have something to offer for everyone. But what about those times when one pumpkin isn't enough? Perhaps you want many pumpkins. Acquiring a large number of them might seem intimidating, but worry not—buying pumpkins in bulk is not very difficult at all, especially when buying from local growers.

Things You'll Need

  • Form of transportation, preferably a truck or SUV


  • Avoid big-box stores and national retailers. Buying a single pumpkin at one such store can be economical, but when buying in bulk, a major retailer won't cut you any deals.

  • Deal only with local growers. Farmers and pumpkin specialists in the area, particularly those belonging to or owning smaller operations, are more likely to offer a discount to people buying in bulk. If purchasing a particularly large batch of pumpkins, such as several dozen, call the grower to make special arrangements.

  • Transport the pumpkins to your destination. Be patient when moving the pumpkins—loading and unloading too quickly could lead to avoidable muscle strain or accidentally dropped pumpkins. If you don't have sufficient transportation for such a high volume of pumpkins, borrow a friend's vehicle or make delivery arrangements with the grower.

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