Many pumpkins will store a cool basement. You can cook pumpkins, & freeze in plastic freezer bags. Cut in half, remove seeds, put halves cut side down on baking sheet & bake at 350ºF for 20-40 min. skin turns brown. Scoop OUT flesh & puree OR mash. Spice some with cinnamon, allspice, and apple juice concentrate before freezing. Then it will be ready to make into a pie later.) Pack the cooked pumpkin in plastic freezer bags in 1 or 2 cup quantities—that makes it easy to use in recipes later.