Claire Janowski

Community News For The Vernon Edition

Community News For The Vernon Edition

Ellington Farmers Market's Zucchini 500 Drag Race

ELLINGTON — The Ellington Farmers Market signature event, the Zucchini 500 Drag Race, was held recently in Arbor Park. Young and old are invited to race their zucchini cars down the 20 foot track in this double elimination soapbox derby style contest. The race track is 6.5 inches wide with 2-inch sides. No gas, battery, electric or wind-up powered motors of any kind can be attached to the car. Prizes were awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers along with a prize for the "Most Nutritious" which is determined by the number of produce parts on the car.

Pictured is Mike Hoffman and...