I just wanted to mention that my local Marc's has been selling their pie pumpkins for $.69 a pound. That is the lowest I've ever seen so you may want to check your local stores if you're interested in having fresh pumpkin. I will be posting some pumpkin recipes soon in which I use fresh pumpkin. I will also tell you how to cook the pumpkin in case you've never tried it before. Of course, it's not complicated at all.