10th Year Running of the Zucchini 500 as Fast Food Returns to the Easton Farmers’ Market

Jul 15th, 2016Press Release from Easton Farmers’ Market

Easton, PA, July 15, 2016  – The Valley’s hottest veggie race returns for its 10th year! On Saturday July 23rd, get ready to squash the competition in this fun and zany race at the Easton Farmers’ Market, Centre Square, downtown Easton. Entry fee of $5 includes racer’s choice of zucchini, wheels & axles, access to carving tools and accessories with expert assistance from the Zuke 500 Pit Crew, and a commemorative racing necklace.

Carving period is from 9 am to 10:45 am, and the race begins at 11:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest car in each category: Sports Car, Mid-Size and Monster Truck.  A new creative category has been added this year: ‘The Green Machine’ built entirely from veggies! Cars may be pre-carved but wheels must be attached directly to the zucchini. Chassis or platforms of any sort are strictly prohibited. 

New activities have been added for the 10th anniversary of the race including a Zucchini Growers Contest with prizes for the largest and the weirdest zucchini, and a Zucchini 500 Photo station where folks can snap a pic of the their friends or family in a zucchini car. 

Megan McBride, Easton Market District Director, commented on the popularity of this event and how it has grown over the last 10 years saying, “People get a kick out of the sheer zaniness of turning zucchini into race cars, and they really enjoy the fact that it’s something families can enjoy together – it’s fast food at its finest!”

As a producer-only market, all products sold at the Easton Farmers’ Market are locally-grown and produced by its 35 vendors.  A program of the Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP), the market operates every Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine, in Centre Square, Easton PA, until December 17, 2016.


For more information about the Easton Farmers’ Market visit:

www.EastonFarmersMarket.com or call 610.330.9942

Easton Farmers’ Market is a subsidiary of the Greater Easton Development Partnership

Visit:  www.EastonPartnership.org  

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