Last-minute Jack-o-lantern carvers still have a couple options for finding a pumpkin. (Black Press File Photo)

Where to buy your last-second pumpkins in Greater Victoria

Many stores across the region are all out of stock

Oh no! It’s just one day before Halloween and you don’t have your pumpkin left, and everywhere you’ve looked is sold out.

Many local stores, including the Save-On-Foods in Vic West and on Pandora Avenue, the Market on Yates, Fairway Market on Quadra Street, the Thrifty Foods on Cook Street and Quadra Street and Country Grocer in Esquimalt are out of pumpkins. Other establishments, like the Esquimalt Red Barn Market are down to the bottom-of-the-bin pickings.

ALSO READ: 100-pound pumpkin stolen a second time from B.C. business

So what if you’ve still got to create your masterpiece Jack-o-Lantern? No worries, there are still a few places left with a good selection:

The Thrifty Foods in James Bay at 475 Simcoe Ave. has plenty to choose from, with three bins full of pumpkins.

“We’ve got small, large, funny shaped, anything you want,” quipped a Thrifty’s staff member.

The Root Cellar Village Green Grocer at 1286 McKenzie Ave. has a good amount of small, orange pumpkins, and medium-sized pumpkins in a variety of colours.

ALSO READ: What you should know if you see a teal or blue pumpkin this Halloween

The Galey Farms pumpkin patch at 4150 Blenkinsop Rd. just brought two more bins up, with pumpkins available reportedly quite large, but selling out fast (a quick note that Galey’s will be open until 10 p.m. Thursday evening).

Last but not least, for anyone willing to travel a little further, Michell’s farm at 2451 Island View Rd. still has a slim selection of pumpkins available, although the patch is only open until 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Happy pickings (and carvings!)

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram

Halloween

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for 11 new homes on the Saanich Peninsula

Successful applicants will help build their new homes and receive an affordable mortgage

Registration opens March 1 for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Next Pacific Opera production tells a refugee’s airport tale

Flight is spicy and complex, with a scintillating score by Jonathan Dove

Power outage leaves more than 1,500 Sidney residents in the dark Sunday

BC Hydro customers without power since 7:57 a.m. on Feb. 16

Dunsmuir Middle School works with students following in-school protest over cell phone policy

Pupil said he wants students to be included in decisions that impact them

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada’s hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

A 2014 law made purchasing sex or benefiting from the selling of sex illegal

Wet’suwet’en return to northern B.C. forest road pipeline workers move through: First Nation

Opponents of a pipeline who support the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have reoccupied camps at centre of arrests

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

B.C. men arrested after theft of heavy equipment leads to highway blockade

One man surrendered to police while the other was taken into custody the next morning, RCMP say

Forestry workers vote for new agreement, ending 8-month strike on Vancouver Island

Wage increases, higher premiums and contract language part of new agreement

PHOTOS: Trans Mountain hosts mock oil spill response practice in Kamloops

Practice comes after an excavator accidentally struck the pipeline near Jacko Lake in mid-February

Most Read