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      Congratulations to Bart Toftness for capturing first place at our annual weigh-off with a 1350.5 lbs pumpkin.  Also big congrats to Wilbur Horton who squashed the state record with a 1204.5 lbs squash!  John and Kerry Young also set a new record for Rutabega with a 54 lb monster.  And one more giant CONGRATS to Dan and Holly Boyce, who set a new Eastern States (BigE) record with the second largest pumpkin ever grown in Vermont, 1677 lbs!   See photo below.
      It was a great day for our VGPGA Weigh-off, we had the same number of entries that we had last year but the weight average was much higher, top five pumpkins were all over 1200 lbs and we had 10 pumpkins over 1000 lbs!
      A good year for growing, several new growers, many new personal bests and some new JACKET winners!

2016 PERSONAL BESTS:
1297.5 - John & Kerry Young (HD Award winner)
1204.5 - Wilbur Horton (new state squash record)
1114.5 - Steve Minor (jacket winner)
1082.5 - Michael & Sharon Morrison (jacket winners)
979.5 - Rick Wasielawski
780.5 - Joel Ernstoff (new member)
750.5 - Ron Scholtz
746 - Roger Imhoff (new member)
583 - Stephen Picknell (new member)
543 - Inge & Jeff Luce
353 - Brett Wilbur (new member)
218.5 - Randall Langdell (40 sq ft patch)
196.5 - Faith Ploof (new member, 13 yrs old)
185 - Adaline Ploof (new member, 8 yrs old)
 
   Congratulations to everyone who got a pumpkin to the scales, regardless of the weight that is an accomplishment in it's self.  Stay tuned for pictures.
   Thank you to all who helped out with the weigh-off, our MCs Wendy Cadieux and Gail Strange, our recorders John & Kerry Young, Holly Boyce and Ann Squires, and especially the lifting crew; Huey Cadieux, Bill Erskine, Wilbur Horton, Mike Strange, Zoey Cole and Andrew & Parker Young.

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Eastern States Expo- New BigE Record 1677lbs.
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September 22th, 2016 - Dan & Holly Boyce

2016 VGPGA crew
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at Sam Mazza's in Colchester, 09/24/2016

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  Want to estimate the weight of your pumpkins?    Here is the OTT  (Over The Top) chart from the GPC Resources page.   Good luck and grow 'em big!

click here to download file

VGPGA Half Ton Club :
   1700 lb level:  Mark and Sharon Breznick (Pittsford)
   1600 lb level:  Dan and Holly Boyce (Benson)
   1600 lb level:  Dick and Ann Squires (Jericho)
   1500 lb level:  Kevin Companion (Huntington)
   1400 lb level:  Laural and Todd Keys (Salem, NY)
   1400 lb level:  Wilbur Horton (Springfield)
   1300 lb level:  Bart Toftness (Wallingford, CT)
   1200 lb level:  John and Kerry Young (Jericho)
   1200 lb level:  Brent Towne (Milton)
   1100 lb level:  Terry Keim (Williston)
   1100 lb level:  Dan Kruszyna (Cheshire, MA)
   1100 lb level:  Steve Minor (South Hero)
   1100 lb level:  Dale Duffy (Fairfax)
   1000 lb level:  Mike & Sharon Morrison (Whitehall, NY)
   1000 lb level:  Randy Stromback (West Chazy, NY)
   1000 lb level:  Mike Cole (Castleton)

Top 20 largest pumpkins grown in (or weighed in) Vermont :

Pounds
Grower
Year

Notes & Awards

1710
Breznick
2014

Topsfield, MA weigh-off and New Vermont State Record

1677
Boyce
2016

1st place at the BigE weigh-off.

1651
Breznick
2014

Frerichs Farm, RI

1649
Squires
2014

1st Place at VGPGA weigh-off and New Site Record

1556.5
Companion
2012

1st Place at VGPGA weigh-off and New State Record

1530.5
Breznick
2013

3rd place Topsfield weigh-off

1508
Breznick
2011

DMG - Exhibition fruit only at VGPGA weigh-off

1498
Breznick
2011

Current VT State Record, Fourth place at Topsfield

1439
Keys
2014

2nd place VGPGA weigh-off - Homegrown

1439
Horton
2015

1st place VGPGA weigh-off

1421
Boyce
2011

1st place VGPGA weigh-off - Site Record

1415
Breznick
2014

1st place Deerfield, NH

1403
Companion
2014

3rd place VGPGA

1392
Breznick
2008

2008-2010 VT State Record, Howard Dill Award Winner

1386
Horton
2012

9th place at Topsfield Fair

1378
Companion
2010

1st place at VGVGA weigh-off.

1377.5
Breznick
2010

Placed fifth at Topsfield Fair

1356
Breznick
2013

Second place at Frerichs Farm

1350.5
Toftness
2016

1st place at VGPGA weigh-off.

1349
Companion
2014

Exhibition VGPGA



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Lady Liberty
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Carved by Terry Keim (2008)

New World Record 2323.7 lbs at European Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off by Beni Meier, Switzerland.

 

2008 pumpkin carved by Terry Keim, Lady Liberty.  Displayed at Sam Mazza's Farmstand, complete with a zucchini arm and carrot torch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Retrofitted in 2011!