If you're starting to see teal pumpkins pop up on stoops around your neighborhood, there's a pretty cool reason why. Teal pumpkins symbolize that your home will be offering allergy-friendly treats on Halloween night. I love that this trend has really started to take off around the nation (and even the world!). It's all about inclusivity and positivity. So, if you're wondering where to get teal pumpkins this fall, you've come to the right place.
There are plenty of retailers participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this year, and we've rounded up the best places to score some original ones. But let's first just talk about how these colorful gourds became a thing. Since trick-or-treating with a child with a severe food allergy can be a real nightmare, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) rolled out the nationwide Teal Pumpkin Project back in 2014 to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids, according to the FARE website. "Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions," the site explained.
Last year families in my neighborhood participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project gave out skeleton erasers and other non-edible swag. I definitely plan on getting in on the action this year. If you do too, here are some great places to stock up on teal gourds.