World record challenge in sight as growers cross fingers; weigh-off Saturday

Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

By Ted Hayes
Posted 10/5/17

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

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