15th Annual Zucchini 500 Rolls onto the Riverfront! It’s hard to believe we’ve been racing zucchini for 14 years! Wondering how this zany fast food challenge began? Well… way back, when Centre Square was a bit of a ghost town, and there were more squash at the market than there were shoppers, we were forced to get creative. It was a typical July – hot and steamy, and squash were everywhere! And well, they were kind of ‘car shaped.’ So we borrowed a pinewood derby track from the local cub scout pack, and encouraged our customers to carve the fastest car and get ready to squash the competition. The event grew every year, as did the market. And in our second year, real life NASCAR official Peter Brohl joined us, and he and his wife Barbara have been instrumental in running the race ever since. We graduated from the pinewood derby track and soon had a track of our own, thanks to Easton’s Eisenhardt Mills. This local mill graciously crafted and donated a gorgeous zucchini track that we continue to use today. Over the years we raced in the circle, at the Crayola Experience, and we even took the show on the road to Steel Stacks in Bethlehem. This year will be the Zuke 500’s debut at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. Unlike the Watermelon Shot-put competition (that’s a story for another day!), the Zuke 500 has become a beloved signature event for EFM. We really hope you’ll join us this Saturday! Our heartfelt thanks to Flemington Car and Truck Country, a long-time supporter and sponsor.
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