In response to the nationwide shortage of packaged pumpkin pie mix, Peter Truitt, president and co-founder of Truitt Bros., has released a statement:
â€˜Foodservice operators need not fear that the lackluster pumpkin harvest and subsequent shortage of pumpkin pie mix will affect their holiday menu offerings. As of Nov. 18, Truitt Bros. has a limited surplus of Pumpkin Pie Mix available for sale.”
“Truitt Bros. Pumpkin Pie Mix is made with Oregon-grown pumpkins from this year’s harvest, sourced from Food Alliance-certified grower Stahlbush Island Farms, located just down the road from Truitt’s processing facility. The newest addition to Truitt Bros.’ line of farm-to-table, shelf stable items, the pumpkin puree is seasoned with just the right combination of cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspiceâ€”and nothing else. Please call (800) 547-8712 or (503) 362-3674 if Truitt Bros. can help you deliver the holiday dishes your customers crave.â€™
Heavy rains in the Midwestern states during the 13-week pumpkin harvest season has led to the shortage of Libby’s Pumpkin and no Libby canned pumpkin will be shipped after Thanksgiving, said Libby’s parent company Nestle. And with a lackluster supply from the 2008 harvest, also depleted due to bad weather, West Coast organic suppliers are trying to fill the void.
Truitt Bros. Inc., the Pacific Northwest’s premium food processor, has created a new Food Alliance-certified supply chain for pumpkin in the newest addition to its line of farm-to-table, shelf-stable items. Truitt’s Pumpkin Pie Mix is seasoned with cane sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice, and can be used for pumpkin pies, milkshakes and smoothies.
The pumpkin mix uses Oregon-grown pumpkins from this year’s harvest, sourced from Oregon-based Food Alliance-certified grower, Stahlbush Island Farms, located down the road from Truitt’s processing facility. The mix is packed in shelf-stable, easy-to-use and store pouches, free of additives and preservatives.
Each 104-ounce pouch of Truitt’s Pumpkin Pie Mix is enough to make seven pumpkin pies or as a ready-to-use ingredient for harvest pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes or a variety of baked goods, such as pumpkin biscuits, cornbread scones and custards. The narrow profile of the pouch packaging offers efficient shelf-stable pantry storage.
“Buying locally grown produce protects the livelihoods of family farmers,” said Truitt. “Preserving products for year-round use through safe natural methods and no additives or preservatives means that the product remains true to its real flavor and texture.”