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VGPGA weigh-off group photo.
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Colchester, VT 09/21/2018


        Our annual club weigh-off was held on Saturday September 22, 2018 at Sam Mazza's Farmstand in Colchester, We had a great turn out and some HUGE pumpkins!  Top ten pumpkins were all over 1,000 lbs.   The winner was Kevin Companion with a new personal best and new site record 1677 lbs!  Other growers with personal best were:
Chad Tucker  : 1577 lbs
Wayne Seelow  :  1338 lbs
Ron Schultz   :  1138 lbs (first 1K)
Eric Hull   :    837 lbs
Aaron Messier  :  831 lbs
Lisa Gates   :   821 lbs  (1st yr grower)
Steve Picknell   :  653 lbs
Ralph Bell  :  631 lbs (1st yr grower)
Jenna Baird   :  631 lbs (1st weigh-off)
Mike & Gail Strange  :   605 lbs
Paul Wright   :  585 lbs (1st weigh-off)
Mike Haseck   : 290 lbs
 
   Nice work everyone!  Also Mike Cole grew a new Vermont State Record 205 lbs Bushel Gourd.  Check out links below for all the details.   Also link to news story of Vermont's First One Ton Pumpkin!

Link to photos from 2018 VGPGA weigh-off

Link to results, scroll down and find United States - Vermont

Channel 44 FOX News story on Boyce's 2000 monster.

BigPumpkins.com diaries.

  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 :
   2000 lb level:  Dan and Holly Boyce (Benson)
   1700 lb level:  Mark and Sharon Breznick (Pittsford)
   1600 lb level:  Dick and Ann Squires (Jericho)
   1600 lb level:  Kevin Companion (Huntington)
   1500 lb level:  Chad Tucker (Brushton, NY)
   1400 lb level:  Laural and Todd Keys (Salem, NY)
   1400 lb level:  Wilbur Horton (Springfield)
   1400 lb level:  Matt Debacco (Rocky Hill, CT)
   1300 lb level:  Wendy Paterson (Castleton)
   1300 lb level:  Bart Toftness (Wallingford, CT)
   1300 lb level:  Wayne Seelow (Edinburg, NY)
   1200 lb level:  Dale and Tammy Duffy (Fairfax)
   1200 lb level:  John and Kerry Young (Jericho)
   1200 lb level:  Brent Towne (Milton)
   1200 lb level:  Christopher MacDonald (West Berlin, NY)
   1100 lb level:  Terry Keim (Williston)
   1100 lb level:  Dan Kruszyna (Cheshire, MA)
   1100 lb level:  Steve Minor (South Hero)
   1100 lb level:  Ron Schultz (Williamstown)
   1100 lb level:  Courtney Seelow (Edinburg, NY)
   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

2017.5
Boyce
2018

2nd place at Topsfield, MA weigh-off and New Vermont State Record

1710
Breznick
2014

Topsfield, MA weigh-off and New Vermont State Record

1677
Companion
2018

1st place at VGPGA

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

1635
 
Boyce
2018

2nd place at VGPGA weigh-off.

1577
Tucker
2018

3rd Place at VGPGA

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



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Mail to:


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 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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