Get Ready to Pay More for Your Gourds This Year

....and less rain means pumpkins will be slightly smaller in some areas this year too.

Get ready to shell out more for your gourds this year. The average price for a large pumpkin is up to $5.68, according to a new report. That’s 15% higher than last year when it was $4.92. You can blame inflation for some of that, but it also has to do with gas prices and the weather. Pumpkins are heavy, and pricey gas means they’re more expensive to haul from farms to stores. A lot of farmers dealt with drought conditions this summer too, which also affects prices and less rain means pumpkins will be slightly smaller this year too.