Tuesday, July 28, 2009

OVGPG Patch Tour

Every year the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers organize a "patch tour" where they pick 4 growers that everyone can visit around the region. This is a loooong day because the stops are often an hour or more apart and even in separate states! But the patches are always AMAZING and the growers are world class.

So imagine my shock when we were asked to be on tour!! I'm pretty sure my family thought like 10 people would show up to see our patch because they had no idea what kind of event this is. They were in awe when over 100 people showed up at our patch Sunday from all over the nation. Wisconsin, Oregon, North Carolina, New York, North Carolina, Indiana, and Pennsylvania were all represented by visiting growers. It was a ton of work getting the patch in tip-top shape, but totally worth it to be able to show off our efforts.

We had 6 platters of cookies and went through 4 jars of pickles!

My friend drove his 1965 Mustang all the way here from Indiana!! I rode with him the rest of the tour; AWESOME!


Erika Jean said...

That's awesome! Did they eat all the cookies?

basebell6 said...

we had some left but they did eat a ton!! haha.

Caitlin said...

I had no idea that THIS was the tour you were talking about. Congrats on being selected! That's so cool!