Quesnel green-thumbers are invited to grow big pumpkins

Quesnel Farmers' Market vendors have giant pumpkin bedding plants

  • May. 25, 2012 5:00 a.m.

In preparation for the Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest to be judged this fall, all aspiring and accomplished “green thumbers”  are hereby challenged to grow the biggest pumpkin in the whole North Cariboo.   It all starts at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market.

Not only will you find giant pumpkin bedding plants (young starts just ready to be planted outdoors), but you can also count on Market vendors to share with you their winning secrets on how to grow the biggest of the biggest. Prizes will be awarded for the three largest pumpkins and, more importantly, an awful lot of bragging rights go with each prize.

So come on down to the Quesnel Farmers’ Market  May 26.  Make a morning of it; enjoy a cup of strong, freshly brewed coffee, shop for pastries, breads and an expanded selection of wholesome ready-to-eat foods, and stock up on all those early spring greens, like radish, lettuce, spinach and much more.  The Market also features a full array of annual and perennial bedding plants and flowers, plus specialty items like birch syrup and garlic-based sauces and vinaigrettes. It is the perfect place to find unique gifts, with more than a  dozen artisans selling their wares.  This Saturday, you can also enjoy the singing and guitar playing of Kim Kolenchuk.

The Market is located at the Helen Dixon School site, on the corner of Kinchant and Carson, and is open from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Phone 250-297-6305 for information or visit www.quesnelmarket.com.