N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis Hosts Zucchini 500

June 29, 2009
By Chris Richter

If you were a Cub Scout, you probably participated in the Pinewood Derby. Well, last Thursday N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute and the N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Program for Value-Added and Alternative Agriculture held the Zucchini 500 at the North Carolina Research Campus Farmers Market in Kannapolis. It’s kind of like the Pinewood Derby, but instead of creating a car from a block of wood, contestants use a zucchini.

The Concord/Kannapolis Independent Tribune has a story and video. The Salisbury Post has a story and more pictures. YouTube video of the final heat is after the jump.

(Photographs courtesy of the Program for Value-Added and Alternative Agriculture)


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