Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages! Racing season is back! Get ready to rev your engines for the return of the Zucchini 500!
Every year, the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance holds its annual Zucchini 500 races at a few Farmers Markets around the city and we are proud to sponsor this year’s event. On race days, a veritable mountain of local zucchini awaits children of all ages. They can take as long as they like to make their own custom-built zucchini racers to compete against each other on the Market’s track. The Market provides the zucchini, wheels and decorations. According to Claire Leamy from the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the first Zucchini 500 was held at the Columbia City Farmers Market sometime before 2002 (no one can remember quite when) to celebrate the bounty of the local zucchini crop. It has since become a highly anticipated and very popular part of the summer market season.
We’re very excited to be sponsors of this fun event. We’ll be joining the races with a hands-on tossing demonstration. You will have an opportunity to learn how to toss pizza dough like our cooks do. It’s great fun for kids young and old! After you build your Zucchini 500, why not try one of ours? We’ve created a special pizza to celebrate the races. Our Zucchini 500 Primo is only available for a limited time.
This year’s races will be held at the Lake City Farmers Market on Thursday, August 16th from 3 pm to 6pm, the Magnolia Farmers Market on Saturday, August 25th from 10 am to 1 pm, the Columbia City Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 12th from 3 pm to 6 pm and the West Seattle Farmers Market on Sunday, September 16th from 10 am to 1 pm. We’ll see you there!