Sounds like the country is suffering a pumpkin shortage this year:
This isn't the first time though my friends. In 2009, there was a shortage of canned pumpkin: http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/libbys-warns-of-a-canned-pumpkin-shortage/
It made me a very nervous person last year in the middle of September when canned pumpkin was no where to be found. The first time that I saw it on shelves a few weeks later, I grabbed 4 cans :) I didn't know what I was going to make, but I knew that I needed them :)
So, get out there and get your pumpkins! I actually acquired 3 this weekend :) My mom and Dad surprised me with a mini one, which has a beautiful stem on it, I bought one when I went to the grocery and yesterday, a friend surprised me with one that is the most flawless pumpkin I have ever seen.
Pumpkiny pictures to follow :)