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               The VGPGA weigh-off is just days away, it will be held Saturday September 27th at Mazza's Farmstand in Colchester (see google map below).  Please try to get your pumpkin there before 11:00AM, weigh-off starts at 1:00PM.   New rule regarding registration, to be eligible for VGPGA prize money the grower must have paid their membership dues by September 1st.
    I know that there are some "huge monsters" out there, this could be our biggest top 10 weigh-off yet.
  Also, congrats to Dan and Holly Boyce, they set a new Vermont State Record growing a 4.13 lb tomato (see photo below).     

Google map to Mazza's in Colchester, VT.

  In case you missed it, our very own Steve Minor appeared on "Across the Fence" awhile back.  See the link below, very nice Steve!

Across the Fence video about Giant Pumpkins.

Boyce's 1872 Wallace on September 14th, 2014
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Hope to see this at the weigh-off - "The Hulk" !

2013 VGPGA crew
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at Sam Mazza's in Colchester, 10/12/2013

10/6/12 - Kevin Companion from Huntington, VT
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First place at VGPGA and a NEW VT RECORD - 1556.5 lbs!

Vermont State Record Squash - 913 lbs
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Grown by Dan and Holly Boyce from Benson, VT - 2011

9/28/12 - John and Kerry Young from Jericho, VT
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First place Long Gourd at Topsfield Fair weigh-off and NEW VT STATE RECORD - 129 1/8

Vermont State Watermelon - 127 lbs 10/12/13
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VGPGA weigh-off, grown by John & Kerry Young, Jericho, VT

10/12/13- Kevin Companion from Huntington, VT
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First place at VGPGA weigh-off - 99 pound field pumpkin.

09/04/14 - Holly Boyce from Benson, VT
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4.13 pound tomato - new VT state record!.

BigPumpkins.com.

  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 :
   1500 lb level :  Kevin Companion (Huntington)
   1500 lb level :  Mark and Sharon Breznick (Pittsford)
   1400 lb level :  Dan and Holly Boyce (Benson)
   1300 lb level :  Wilbur Horton (Springfield)
   1300 lb level :  Laural Keys (Salem, NY)
   1200 lb level :  Brent Towne (Milton)
   1100 lb level :  Terry Keim (Williston)
   1100 lb level :  Dan Kruszyna (Cheshire, MA)
   1100 lb level :  John Young (Jericho)
   1000 lb level :  Randy Stromback (West Chazy, NY)
   1000 lb level :  Mike Cole (Castleton)

1000+ pound pumpkins grown by VGPGA members :

Pounds
Grower
Year

Notes & Awards

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

1421
Boyce
2011

1st place VGPGA weigh-off - Site Record

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

1330.5
Keys
2012

2nd place at VGPGA weigh-off.

1313
Breznick
2013

Second place at Deerfield Fair, NH

1311
Companion
2008

3rd place at Topsfield, VT State record for one week.

1290
Towne
2013

1st place at VGPGA weigh-off

1289
Breznick
2008

4th place at Topsfield, VT State record for 30 minutes.

1271.5
Horton
2012

3rd place at VPGPA weigh-off, Regatta barge.

1265
Companion
2012

1st place at Champlain Valley Fair, New Fair record.

1254
Boyce
2010

1st place at Eastern States (BigE), new Fair record.

1246.5
Companion
2010

1st place at Champlain Valley Fair, New Fair record.

1237.2
Horton
2009

7th place at Topsfield

1237.0
Horton
2010

10th place at Topsfield

1208
Boyce
2009

1st place at Eastern States Exposition.

1191
Breznick
2010
2nd Place at VGVGA weigh-off and took the Howard Dill Award.
1187
Companion
2010

Placed 16th at Topsfield Fair

1173
Companion
2007

2007 VT State record

1170.4
Breznick
2009
10th place at Topsfield, MA.
1166
Breznick
2008

1st Place in Shannon, CT

1160
Companion
2008

 

1158
Keim
2010

Became the S.S. Minnow in 3rd Annual Regatta.

1157
Companion
2007

 

1153
Breznick
2009

First Place VGVGA at Sam Mazza's

1149
Horton
2011

2nd place at VGPGA weigh-off

1144
Horton
2007

 

1136
Kruszyna
2013

2nd place at VGPGA weigh-off

1134
Horton
2007

 

1133
Horton
2013

 

1126
Keim
2010

Took 3rd Place at the VGVGA weigh-off.

1125
Companion
2011

Took 3rd Place at the VGPGA weigh-off.

1120
Breznick
2005

VT State Record 2005 & 2006

1103
Young
2011

Howard Dill Award winner at VGPGA weigh-off

1099
Boyce
2010

 

1081
Boyce
2011

4th Place at the BigE

1067
Companion
2014

1st place Champlain Valley Fair

1055
Breznick
2006

 

1048
Companion
2003

VT State Record 2003 & 2004

1045
Horton
2008

 

1043
Breznick
2009

 

1038
Breznick
2009

DMG

1036
Companion
2011

1st place Champlain Valley Fair

1034
Breznick
2007

 

1033
Boyce
2011

Topsfield

1031
Story
2005

Exhibition Fruit - DMG

1028
Stromback
2011

5th place at VGPGA weigh-off

1024
Boyce
2010

New VT State Fair record

1023
Breznick
2006

 

1019
Horton
2008

Floated in the 1st VGVGA Regatta

1017
Horton
2009

1502 Wallace x 1423 Wallace

1015.5
Cole
2012

 

1009
Young
2007

 

1007
Horton
2010

Second Place at the Champlain Valley Fair.

1002
Companion
2006

 

1002
Horton
2012

Exhibition



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Ann Squires

PO Box 404

Jericho, VT  05465

 

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Lady Liberty
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Carved by Terry Keim (2008)

New World Record 2032 lbs at Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park, California grown by Tim Mathison, Napa, CA.

 

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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