Pumpkin pie filling is the #1 pumpkin product on the market. Pumpkin spice lattes come in at a close second.
More than 85% of the world’s canned pumpkin is processed at the Libby’s plant in Morton, Illinois.
In 2019, Illinois farmers grew nearly 420 million pounds of pumpkins with a value of more than $17 million.
Pumpkin pie has been a staple in fall Thanksgiving feasts in New England as far back as the 18th century.
According to a 2019 Instacart survey, 68% of Americans secretly dislike a classic Thanksgiving dish but eat it anyway because of tradition. The top offenders are canned cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, and turkey.
94% of Americans enjoy pie on Thanksgiving. At the top of the list? You guessed it – pumpkin pie.