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Get Your Zucchini Ready for the 2nd Annual Zucchini Derby this Weekend!

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

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For anyone who grows or has grown zucchini, you know that it is very easy to have an over abundance of this versatile summer squash.  They are easy to grow and they are also easy to overgrow. If you aren’t careful, some zucchini can grow to be quite large and at that point, inedible.  So what do you do with all of this extra squash??

You take it to the 2nd Annual Zucchini Derby.  Back by popular demand, this fun-filled zucchini celebration takes place at the Holland Farmers Market this Sunday, September 6.  Located on Rt. 16 in Holland next to Ronni’s Pizza and the Fire Hall.

The events are as follow:

Best decorated – anyone can enter, the kids really let their imaginations go. This event will be judged about 12:00. Winners 1st. 2nd & 3rd

Heaviest weigh-in – can enter all day long. Winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd) will be announced towards the end of market.

The Toss – we will be marking how far you can throw a zucchini. This can run through out the day, announced towards the end of the market. Winners 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

The Derby – Post time for the derby is 11:00. The market will provide wooden wheels & axles for your cars (zucchini’s). You can paint or decorate your car any way you like. We will mark your distance (you get 3 chances for your best mark) Winners 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Events can be entered all day long (8:30 – 1:00) The Derby is at 11:00. All events have 1st, 2nd & 3rd places and nice prizes will be given to each winner.

It is suggested you bring more than 1 zucchini for different events.  For more info. please call 537-9590.

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