The Tuesday Night Farmers Market brings back its annual zucchini races next Tuesday, Aug. 8 on the horseshoe lawn in front of City Hall.
The market opens at 5:30 p.m., registration of racers and their “cars” will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and then “celebrity judges” will review the entries from 6 to 6:30 to select the Most Creative and Best in Show. The actual races, according to sizes small, medium and large zucchinis, begin at 6:30 p.m. with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each size category, followed by an overall winner from among the first place winners in each group.
These races have few rules, the only one being that “all racers must have a minimum of two wheels,” according to Mark Curtis, vice president of the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers Market.
The raceway for Tuesday’s Zucchini Races was created, maintained and upgraded by Rob Wilson of Sonoma Old School Skate & Surf Shop.
The market’s zucchini races were started more than 20 years ago by then-market manager Hilda Swartz.
VOMCFM resurrected the Tuesday races when the organization took over management in 2011. For more info, SonomaPlazaMarket.org.