I have a confession to make: I can go a little crazy for pumpkins. As fall sets in and I start seeing those huge boxes outside grocery stores piled high with cheap pumpkins, I often feel the need to take home five.

Can you blame me? Who doesn’t like the messy scooping, drawing, cutting, and candle-lighting involved in making a porch-load of grimacing jack-o’-lanterns? Of course, for me and other consumption-conscious, otherwise-organic-buying pumpkinphiles out there (ahem, raise your hands), this mires us in an ethical dilemma.