Monday, October 10, 2011
The Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Annual Weigh-off was held Saturday at Frerichs Farm in Warren.
How many men does it take to move a pumpkin? Quite a few, with a forklift, when it weighs hundreds and hundreds of pounds. Families from all over gathered at Frerichs Farm in Warren on Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Annual Weigh-off. The event has been held at Frerichs Farm since 2000, and this year's crowd was reportedly one of the best in recent years. The day was hot — organizers frequently reminded attendees to stay hydrated, this after at least one person collapsed. But the heat didn't keep folks from huddling around the monstrosities, watching with awe as they got hauled over to the scale and weighed off one by one. "This is ridiculous!" one man said, staring ahead at his friend Andy Rowe's 312.5 pound …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Farmers share tips for how they grow the big ones, and how they plan to transport them to Warren this weekend.
Monday, October 3, 2011
The annual pumpkin weigh off kicks off on Saturday.
The harvest season is upon us, and that means it's time for Frerichs Farm's annual pumpkin weigh off, which will be held this weekend. "Every year we get more people," said co-owner Barbara Frerichs. "We have people come from all over to enter their pumpkins and just to watch." The event is so popular in fact, that according to the Frerichs, the weigh off in little old Warren was listed as one of the five best pumpkin weigh offs in the country in Martha Stewart Magazine (October issue, page 42). "It is nice for Warren to be recognized," Barbara said. "It even said in the piece that we're the smallest town in the smallest state. And to be in the best five pumpkin weigh offs? That is amazing." Her husband, David, agreed. "We are so thrilled…
Monday, July 11, 2011
Princesses, mermaids, pirates and unicorns all showed for the 2nd annual event.
The second annual Fantasy Faire at Frerichs Farm spared no detail with painted sets, costumed actors, vendors, animals, fairy gardens and live music by Warren’s Barry Brown. The event on Saturday welcomed hundreds of children and adults into a world of the imagination, where pirates and princesses roam freely. URI student and farm employee Caitlyn Kupec wore her best woodland fairy costume, greeting the young arrivals with an offering of stickers. Fellow farm employees were cloaked in all manner of fantastical dress, like Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. Nearby, dozens of tented vendors sold everything from magic wands to jewelry. Among them, artists Richard Kaiser and Will Hunter did demonstrations for the crowd including carving …