Tom's Variety, a typical 'Corner Store' except this one has my name on it. End of October is the only time, when you find pumpkins everywhere. Happy Halloween!

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Tom's Variety, on Wallace Avenue. 31st of October is a best children holiday in North America.(Unlimited candy is the reason)!

Pumpkin, a lowly vegetable, has his only glory day in a year, when it becomes the center piece of Halloween decoration as it is carved into funny or scary face.

End of October is the only time of the year, when you find pumpkins everywhere. Pumpkin is used mostly in pies!

It can be used in muffins, soups or even in Thai curries, but rarely is, except in my kitchen.

Corner Store or Convenience store is a small place in a neighbourhood where you go, if you run out of something. In this city it is typically operated by first generation immigrants. Many Koreans or Indians work long hours and employ the whole extended family.

This year, pumpkins had a great season and plentiful crop. Prices in Toronto range from $0.88 to $5.99. Size or weight is mostly irrelevant to pricing. Mine was about 8 lb for $0.88.

Lets look at it this way, if there is no Halloween, perhaps pumpkin would be not used at all.....

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Comments (55)

Tomros - Pano on November 1, 2013

hopefully some pumpkins go into pies, some into soups and some at least into compost.....

Bruce Edwards on November 2, 2013

I Like the color, clarity and composition

Erik van den Ham on November 3, 2013

They must be selling cheaper now ....... not much variety Tom if you look at the pumpkins it's all the typical Jack o'lantern type.

Have a sunny Sunday, Erik

Tomros - Pano on November 4, 2013

Now, they are free! but would you buy yesterday newspaper?

As for Variety, you should have seen the interior, Square pumpkins galore!!!!

Corey Coyle on November 4, 2013

Great Picture!!!


Corey Coyle

Guizel J.c on November 6, 2013

Beautiful picture with beautiful composition and colors


Friendly greetings-J.c

BritPlom on November 17, 2013

I like to cook a variety of pumkins we call "potimarron". It has a taste of chestnut.


Greetings, François

Tomros - Pano on November 18, 2013

this year I grew a acorn squash. quite prolific & taste very good in curries!

RNLatvian on December 22, 2013

A very interesting picture! Like! Greetings!

Klein-Bonsels_je sui… on January 6, 2014

"variety" supposedly does not relate to the pumpkins on sale... ;-). :-), l, f, marc.

Tomros - Pano on January 7, 2014

;-), now they have hopefully road salt displayed, as our city is one frozen clump!

Knossel on February 2, 2014

Mooie pompoenen voor dit schattige buurtwinkeltje.LIKE

Halloween is ook hier (overgewaaid uit Amerika) heel populair aan het worden.

Groeten, Onno uit het kleine Nederland

Tomros - Pano on February 3, 2014

no surprise it is popular. With all the sweets for the kids....

sergio Delmonico on February 7, 2014


Belo mercado Central. Nossas abóboras, não são como as de vocês! Um belo angulo, e boa palete de cores!


My viewer of Sergio Delmonico

Nicola Morandi on February 27, 2014

Beautiful image!Like+Fav. Tanti Saluti, Nicola M.

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