Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tanaka Farms' 2014 Workshop Highlights!

It's strawberry season at Tanaka Farms!

 The stage is set, the anticipation mounts!

 Chris Dunn, 2013 Pumpkinmania! Champion wins some strawberries!

 Kenny Tanaka of Tanaka Farms awards some strawberries to a raffle winner!

A happy Tanaka Farms tour raffle prize winner!

Happiest Winner of a Giant Pumpkin Seedling!

Tanaka Farms 2014 Workshop Highlights!

Good afternoon, Pumpkinistas!

Last Saturday's jubilant and engaged workshop attendees had much fun and were treated to some insightful comments by special guest and 2013 Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest grand champion, Chris Dunn. Chris emphasized the importance of soil testing and ongoing monitoring in order to achieve a 1,000+ pound giant pumpkin. 

Then, raffle prizes consisting of farm tours, strawberries (generously donated by Tanaka Farms) and giant pumpkin seedlings were awarded to several lucky winners pictured above. 

The highly motivated attendees then rushed home to transplant their seedlings, eat some strawberries, and craft their strategies for the weigh-off on October 26th, at Tanaka Farms.

A huge thank you to Glenn and Kenny Tanaka and the management and staff at Tanaka Farms for their hard work, preparations, and enthusiasm. 

Also, the strawberries were delicious!