Come see the monster pumpkin

A "monster" pumpkin will be on display at the Chilliwack Farmers' Market in the Minter Country Garden store parking lot until Oct. 8, the last market of the season.

The  pumpkin is “up there” with the biggest they’ve ever seen.

A “monster” pumpkin will be on display at the Chilliwack Farmers’ Market in the Minter Country Garden store parking lot until Oct. 8, the last market of the season.

“We are holding a little contest this Saturday and asking everyone to guess the pumpkin’s weight.”

You can thump it, he says, but don’t try to lift it.

It’s more than a metre across and a metre high.

“It can’t be carried by just one person.”

The prodigious pumpkin was grown and transported last weekend to the market site, by Jake Dyck at the family farm on Camp River Road. The family had a table at the weekly market and became a source of favourite baked that goods customers took home.

“Oh yes Eva baked up a storm for Saturday markets,” Dalman said.

Home-baked pies from the Dyck family farm, along with cranberry sauce and fresh squash are in the offing as prizes for the winning contest entrant.

That’s just some of the fresh produce and home-made goods that will be on display at the market, to help Chilliwackians put on a great Thanksgiving dinner.

“This year we’ve hit the turning point with a lot more choice for our customers,” Dalman offers.

Overall it’s been a good market season, despite the adverse spring and early summer weather. He estimates they’ve seen 20 per cent year over year growth.

Ultimately he hopes the pumpkin will bring people out to the last event of the year.

“I have never seen such a big pumpkin,” Dalman says. “You have to come down and see it along with all the other wonderful vendors and their food.

“This is our last market for this season and it has been a great year, thank you for all your community support.”

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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