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GROW Hosts Annual Pumpkin 'Guess-A-Roo'

Oct 15, 2015 04:42PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
How much is that giant pumpkin in the window at GROW The Produce Shop? If you can guess how much it weighs, it can be yours, during GROW's 10th annual Guess-A-Roo giant pumpkin contest.

The bright orange behemoth sits just inside the front window at GROW. Check it out (no lifting allowed!), write your guess and your contact information on a piece of paper, and submit it. GROW will accept guesses up until Thursday, October 29, and then will deliver it to the winner on Friday, October 30.

The idea for the first pumpkin contest came about from Josh Harrison, the store manager at the time (Harrison is now managing the development of GROW's new store in downtown Los Angeles). "He wanted to get kids excited about the holiday- so the Pumpkin Guess-A-Roo contest became a tradition," said GROW owner Barry Fisher.

The contest is always entertaining, according to Fisher, who says he loves seeing little kids come in and make outlandish guesses ("4,000 pounds?"). 

"One guy was in the store with his girlfriend and picked up the pumpkin and said, '120 lbs,'" said Fisher. "His guess was too high, but she was impressed."

Fisher added, "
The best was a little boy who measured the height of the pumpkin putting one fist on top of the other until he had the number of 'fists' high: 32. He then said 'My fist weights 1 lb, so the pumpkin weighs 32 lbs.'  I wanted to load it into his car that second."

Want to win the pumpkin? Your guess is as good as anyone's!

GROW is located at
1830 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. 310-545-2904.

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