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Winners and Weight revealed in WeGrow’s Pumpkin Competition

Posted on 11th November 2022

This autumn, WeGrow hosted a ‘Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin’ competition. The impressive pumpkin was sown and nurtured by one of the amazing people that We Grow supports.

The seasonal event invited participants to enter online, or come along to WeGrow and handle the giant pumpkin themselves to try and guess its weight.

Those who entered the competition were in with a chance of winning:

  • A varied bag of fresh, home-grown vegetables from WeGrow
  • A delicious homemade cake from A Great Little Place café
  • Vouchers to use towards a refurbished bike from our MeCycle workshop

As part of the pumpkin promotion, families were able to pay a half term visit to WeGrow and have their photographs taken with the famous pumpkin. Additionally, they could purchase their own locally-grown pumpkin to carve spectacularly spooky creations.

The competition came to a close on Halloween, when WeGrow wished a big congratulations to the lucky winners, Cai, George and Mr Mercer.

If you’re wondering just how big the pumpkin was, we can reveal it weighed an enormous 36kg! Our closest guess was 37kg, followed by 38kg and 33.1kg.

Putting our social values into practice, the team were dedicated to ensuring that the heavy pumpkin didn’t go to waste. Cathy, manager at WeGrow made sure that the pumpkin was halved and used at our social enterprise café’s to bake tasty seasonal treats.

Thank you once again to everybody who entered the competition and showed their support for WeGrow.

Please keep an eye out on the WeGrow Facebook page for their Christmas festivities, which include a Christmas market on Saturday 26th November boasting local crafts, free children’s activities and plenty of festive fun with free entry!

WeGrow is an award winning social enterprise vegetable business that provides supported work experience for autistic people of all ages.

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