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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pumpkins

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Photo and epic carving skills by Antonio Wothe, Imperfect produce buyer.

Welcome to your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about everyone’s favorite spooky gourd! We’re dropping all the pumpkin knowledge: how to cook with them, what to cook with them, and how to compost them once Halloween is over. Don’t be afraid to get creative, cook something hauntingly delicious, or trick or treat yo’ self with our new Pumpkin Butter. Bone Appetit! 

Pumpkin tips

how to cook or bake with pumpkin

How to Cook with Pumpkins

Learn how to pick the best pumpkins for eating and how to incorporate them into more meals.

Imperfect Foods pumpkin spice blend

6 Ways to Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life

We know it’s tough this time of year to think of anything other than pie, but your favorite seasonal seasoning wants more out of life! 

compost your pumpkins

What To Do With Your Old Halloween Pumpkins

If possible, try not to throw your pumpkins in the trash. Just like any other food or organic waste, pumpkins break down in the landfill and produce methane. Here are some tips on what you can do instead!

Pumpkin recipes

almond butter pumpkin bars

Grain-Free Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars

As easy to make as they are delicious, these Pumpkin Bars are one of our all-time most popular recipes for a reason. Snuggle up with a bar (or two, or three) and a mug of something cozy

Imperfect Foods Pumpkin Butter

Three Ways to Eat All the Pumpkin Butter

Have you been introduced to our new Pumpkin Butter yet? If not, get to know it with these delicious recipes. Think of it as a speed dating sesh, but instead of dates, it’s pasta and grilled cheese. 

Padma Lakshmi’s Thai Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk

Padma Lakshmi’s Pumpkin-y Thai Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk 

This Thai Carrot Soup is creamy, savory, and coconutty. Which is to say, it’s everything you’re looking for in a soup. 

beet and pumpkin pie

Mini Vegan Beet and Pumpkin Pies

It’s 2021, so you’re bound to have at least one vegan or dairy-free friend at your holiday table. Make this the year they can eat something other than plain mashed potatoes.

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

They say that if you lift a shell to your ear, you can hear the sound of your stomach grumbling.

pumpkin pie

All the Pumpkin stuff we love

Prefer you’re pumpkins pre-prepared? This fall we’ll have jars of rich, smooth, and absolutely delicious Pumpkin Butter that add a smattering of instant autumn to any pasta, granola, or decadent sandwich.  From the bakery, we’ll have Pumpkin Pie with a classic buttery crust, Crispy Pumpkin Spice & Chocolate Chip Cookies, La Boulangerie’s beloved Pumpkin Spice Croissant Toast, and Renewal Mill’s Upcycled Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix. Be sure to check out all things fall next time you’re shopping with Imperfect!

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