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Seize the opportunity to name Boston's official pumpkin

The massive vegetable is perched at the Boston Public Market. It needs a name.
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"Boston's official pumpkin" made its triumphant journey to the city on Wednesday. Now, what to call this massive blob of a vegetable?

Visitors to theBoston Public Market, the new indoor produce and artisanal eats destination in Haymarket Square, were invited to contribute some ideas. Votes were being collected at the info booth.Whoever's name idea is chosentakes home a BPM tote bag, a sign said.

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A veritable God of gourds, the as-yet-unnamed pumpkin from Red Apple Farm in Phillipstonweighed in at 1,020 pounds - enough guts to make more than 400 pumpkin pies-and was the biggest of four gargantuan orbs of seedy goopdelivered to the market this week. They plan was to keep them there all season long.

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To celebrate the season, BPM planned to host a cooking with pumpkin demonstration from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday. Then on Sunday, look for the BPM pumpkin patch on the plaza along the Rose Kennedy Greenway (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.), carve a pumpkin at "Pumpkinpalooza!"(11 a.m.-1 p.m.) or make a flower arrangement in a pumpkin vase (3-5 p.m., $25 per pumpkin).

The pumpkin is also on Twitter, because of course it is. Follow it at@BPMPumpking.

 
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