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Pumpkin Quest: Pumpkin Tasting Party

October 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

photos of pumpkins growing in field, loaded in boxes on a tractor, and cooked on numbered plates

We’ve been on a quest to find the perfect pumpkin! We planted 25 varieties this year to see how they grew at our farm and to find out which are the best, both in the field and the kitchen. Join us to celebrate this beautiful crop, explore crop diversity, learn more about pumpkins and, most importantly, EAT THEM.

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(14:00-14:30) Welcome / Meet at community garden and walk to Market Garden
(14:30-15:00) Tour of the Market Garden
(15:00-17:30) Tasting, Ratings & Conversation

For Pumpkin Quest 2023 we have grown: Blue Hubbard; Long de Nice; Banana Pink Jumbo; Baby Boo; Uchiki Kuri; Green Hokkaido; Musquee De Provence; Marina Di Chioggia; Sweet Dumpling; Turks Turban; Butternut; Blue Ballet; Spaghetti Squash; Jack O Lantern; Acorn Tuffy; Delicata; Blue Kuri; Jack Be Little; Rouge Vif Detampes; Fictor; Buttercup; Hungarian Blue; Violina; Black Futsu; Sucrette.

More information on varieties and crop growth to date: https://airtable.com/app8dFD8HA5anLzMP/shrr3DsatpOCbbZAV

Who is this event for?

Anyone is welcome to join us!

  • If you’re a foodie and want to deep dive into pumpkin as an ingredient (or even if you aren’t sure about them, but want to try them).
  • Chefs or home cooks who are passionate about ingredients and excited by the possibilities from embracing crop diversity. (PS. If you’re a chef we can grow to order next season if there are pumpkins you’d especially love on your menu).
  • If you are a Grower at home, the allotment or commercially – pumpkins take up valuable space so you want to be sure you’re growing ones you love and that give you enough food for your labour of love.

(PS. Kids and younger palates are very welcome, but they might get a little bored depending on how much they are into food)


We are asking that you make a donation for a ticket to join us – this will go towards helping us cover the cost of our time to grow, prepare and share the produce and also supports the work of the farm co-op.

In line with our Community Supported Agriculture Veg pricing we are offering suggested donations to join us on a solidarity pricing model.

Those who can are encouraged to pay a little more for their ticket, and those who need it are encouraged to accept a discount. The idea is that by paying on a sliding scale, we hope to foster more justice, equity and diversity in our food system and society.

If you think you might be able to pay a little more for your ticket please ‘offer solidarity’. If you feel that you need a discount please select a discounted or free ticket. There’s no questions asked – it’s available if you feel you need it.

Suggested Donations

Free if you need it = £0.0
Solidarity -50% = £5.00
Solidarity -20% = £7.50
Standard = £10.00 (this price helps cover our costs)
Solidarity +20% = £12.50
Solidarity +50% = £15.00

What price should I pay within the solidarity scheme model?

We suggest you consider offering a solidarity donation if you agree with one of more of the below:
> I feel I am able to and would like to stand in solidarity with others.
> I feel I am able to stand in solidarity with the work of Lauriston Farm to promote biodiversity and restore habitats.
> I am able to meet all of my basic needs and have some disposable income.
> I have access to savings and/or inherited money.
> My rent/mortgage payments are less than 30% of my monthly income.

We suggest you consider making a smaller donation or accepting a free ticket if you agree with one or more of the below:
> I frequently stress about meeting basic needs and don’t always achieve them.
> I have no or very limited expendable income.
> I do unpaid care work.
> I do not qualify for state funds due to your immigration status.
> I support children or other dependents on one income.
> I have to work part time /am on a low income i.e. working less than 16 hours per week.


October 28, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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