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        We had an awesome weigh-off on September 23rd with beautiful sunny skies and a great turn out.  Matt Debacco from Rocky Hill, CT took top honors with a 1435 lbs lunker.  Several growers set personal bests:
Wendy Paterson 1315 lbs. (2nd Place)
Dale Duffy 1256 lbs. (3rd Place)
Steve Minor 1154 lbs. (4th Place)
Huey Cadieux 927 lbs. (7th Place)
Aaron Messier 587 lbs (First weigh-off)  
 
Great job everyone who got a pumpkin to the scales.  And congratulations to our "Guess the weight" pumpkin winner, Sydney Tran from Burlington (see below).
 
 

Link to photos from VGPGA weigh-off (need Chrome Browser).

Link to results, scroll down for Vermont.

Winner of 2017 VGPGA weigh-off in Colchester, VT
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Matt Debacco from Rocky Hill, CT - 1435 lbs!

"Guess the weight" winner Sydney Tran.
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Missed the weight (310 lbs) by only 2 lbs. She loves her pumpkin!

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2017 VGPGA crew
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at Sam Mazza's in Colchester, 09/23/2017

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 :
   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:  Wendy Paterson (Castleton)
   1300 lb level:  Bart Toftness (Wallingford, CT)
   1200 lb level:  Dale and Tammy Duffy (Fairfax)
   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)
   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

New State Record, Fourth place at Topsfield

1439
Keys
2014

2nd place VGPGA weigh-off - Homegrown

1439
Horton
2015

1st place VGPGA weigh-off

1435
Debacco
2017

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.



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Please visit the page "Join the VGPGA" to get a membership form, fill out all info & include $20 dues in the envelope.   Checks can be made payable to VGPGA.


Mail to:


Ann Squires

PO Box 404

Jericho, VT  05465

 

Remember, to compete you must be a member, not to mention the inspiration  you give to the art of growing giant veggies!


 

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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!