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Ed Giarrusso with the 1,790-pound pumpkin he’s entering in Saturday’s contest.

Prudence pumpkin gunning for top prize Saturday

Prudence pumpkin gunning for top prize Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Ed Giarrusso’s hoping for a better showing this year when he hauls his giant gourd atop the scale at Frerichs Farm in Warren Saturday. Last year, the Prudence Island resident came in fourth in the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s weigh-off, when his giant squash tipped the scales at 1,289 pounds. (The

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Annual giant pumpkin showdown this weekend

Since 2000, Warren’s Frerichs Farm has hosted the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s annual weigh-off on Columbus Day Weekend, welcoming thousands of people to come see the pumpkins and enjoy the festivities, with music by The Whippets and food and drinks available. At last year’s weigh-off, Ron Wallace (above) came in first with his

David Frerichs sees a forest in the trees.

Busy days for Warren farmer

Dave Frerichs has had a busy week. The Warren Town Council vice president just received a massive load of Christmas trees from a Maine farm, and he figures to sell 1,000 or more over the next few weeks. “Busy, busy time,” he said on the phone the other day as he unloaded trees from the


Pumpkin weighs ‘only’ 1,872 pounds at Warren weigh-off

Ron Wallace was close, but not close enough. For a week, anticipation was building that the pumpkin the Greene, RI resident planned to enter in Saturday’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off at Frerichs Farm would beat the world-record weight he reached with a different pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass. Last week’s winner tipped

Joe Jutras takes a seat on last year's winner at Frerichs Farm, a 1,661-pounder.

Frerichs Farm puts Warren on national stage

Frerichs Farm is getting a lot of attention this week, as Saturday’s 19th annual Giant Pumpking Weigh-off approaches. Between getting ready for the big day and keeping his farm running, farm owner Dave Frerichs got a few visitors Wednesday – from CBS News. CBS television journalist Steve Hartman brought a crew out to the farm


Warren volunteers harvest for the hungry

If it wasn’t for the deer, they’d be even busier. As it was, volunteers had their hands full Thursday morning as they harvested zucchini, summer squash and eggplant from the Frerichs Food Pantry Farm, a two-acre field across the street from Frerichs Farm on Kinnicutt Avenue. The produce — they harvested more than 300 pounds