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VGPGA weigh-off group photo.
Colchester, VT 09/18/2021

(left to right)
1379 Squires   1386 Companion    1270.5 Duffy
Top three pumpkins at 2021 VGPGA Weigh-off.

Our 14th annual weigh-off was a beautiful sunny Saturday, September 18th,  at Sam Mazza's Farmstand in Colchester, VT.   Many growers grew personal bests:

Giant pumpkins:
Scott Levick 78.5 lbs (1st year grower)
Michelle Sanders 465.5 lbs (1st year grower)
Eric Brady 656.5 lbs (1st weigh-off)
Ethan Nelson 895 lbs
Joel Ernstoff 1008 lbs (NEW 1K member)
Richard Mace 1207.5 (NEW 1K member)

Green Squash:
Aaron Messier 987 lbs

Long Gourds:
Wilbur Horton 112 7/8"
Terry Keim 132 3/8"
John & Kerry Young 144 3/4"

Field Pumpkin:
Alan Nesbitt 204.5 lbs (Largest grown in the world for 2021!)

Congratulations everyone!

VGPGA Weigh Off Results:

2021 VGPGA Pumpkins

2021 VGPGA Long Gourds

2021 VGPGA Watermelon

2021 VGPGA Squash

2021 VGPGA Field Pumpkin

2021 VGPGA Tomato

2021 VGPGA Bushel Gourds

John & Kerry Young, Jericho, VT
New State Record 144 3/4" LG

Alan Nesbitt, Conesus, NY
New Site Record field pumpkin, 204.5 lbs.

Four pumpkins at Champlain Valley Fair (8/26/21)
Companion (1280), Horton (831.5), Keim (555.5) and Young (536.5)

Champlain Valley Fair - August 26, 2021
Kevin Companion, 1280 lbs - new Fair record

John & Kerry Young, Jericho, VT
New State Record sunflower, 17' 10"

Our club annual on-line seed auction was held Jan. 9th through Jan. 17th.  See the link below for details. Our auction was very successul.  Thank you to John Young, Norm Garnset and Paul Gouin.  

Link to 2021 On-line Seed Auction hosted on

Our club annual winter meeting was held on-line Saturday February 6th 1:00-3:00PM.  Steve Daletas was our guest speaker. And Ron Scholtz was elected as our next President. See links below if you'd like to see the replay  

Link to video of meeting, beware it's two plus hours.

Daletas powerpoint presentation, slides only.

Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers
The Green Mountian State
Retrofitted in 2011!