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Whoopie pies, a longtime staple of many a bakery case, are typically made with pillowy-soft chocolate cookies sandwiching a vanilla-cream filling. Robyn Luckhaus, of Luckhaus & Brubaker Sweets & Treats, offers a seasonal variation on the classic, adding pumpkin puree and traditional pumpkin pie spices to the mix. “Once fall hits, it’s no holds barred on pumpkin treats, so why not a whoopie pie?” she says. Indeed, why not?

For the past four years, Limehouse’s pumpkins have made their way to doorsteps and dinner tables across the Lowcountry

“There are easier crops to grow in Charleston than pumpkins, but none that are so well worth the effort,” says avid pumpkin grower Sidi Limehouse of Rosebank Farms on John’s Island. “