West Seattle Farmers’ Market gets squashed: Zucchini 500!

(Photos by Katie Meyer for WSB)
At the top of the “hill,” that’s Mike LaFranchi from the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, during today’s Zucchini 500, an annual tradition at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market. Kids got the chance to make their own “racers” and then try them out. More photos ahead:

First, came the creating:

Then of course you have to take a closer look at what you came up with:

See how it looks on the course …

And finally … everybody’s rolling!

The Farmers’ Market had chef demonstrations today too – photos from those (and the lone entrant in the odd/ugly squash contest), a bit later.

9:13 AM MONDAY: The squash:

Farmers’ Market folks tell us that if you’re a home food grower, keep this contest in mind NEXT year, and grow something to enter! Meantime, some chef photos from Sunday are still in the hopper.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Farmers' Market gets squashed: Zucchini 500!"

  • luke September 18, 2011 (3:53 pm)

    any photos of the winner in the weird/ ugly squash competition?

    • WSB September 18, 2011 (4:52 pm)

      There was only one entry. Will be adding the photo, though.

  • zuchs September 18, 2011 (4:03 pm)

    What a great idea! That was SO fun!

  • Ali Brownrigg September 18, 2011 (4:54 pm)

    Eager to see a photo of the squash – I think it’s the one I submitted for my husband!

  • Ali Brownrigg September 19, 2011 (4:21 pm)

    Yep, that’s our squash!

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