It’s a certain of year and for the people of Jucker Farmart in Switzerland that means only one thing – pumpkins! The farm, located in Seegräben, a municipality in the canton of Zürich, sees the pumpkin harvest as a chance to show off their produce. Each year they produce some (not so) serious pumpkin related art and this year is no exception.
The subject for each year’s pumpkin exhibition is chosen to represent the zeitgeist of the moment, something which has had a real impact on contemporary popular culture. So, of course, this year’s display is centered on Olympic sports.
Talking of which, last year the subject chosen was Switzerland itself. The Swiss flag may be straightforward enough to reproduce, but just imagine the pumpkins needed to render it in 3 dimensions. Recreating the matterhorn, however, is something else entirely.
The farm is a working one, however, and so visitors can buy organic produce from the farm shop – and not only pumpkins either! The farm is only a thirty minute drive from Zurich and so easily accessible.
Our favorites must be the dinosaurs which featured in 2010, which the farm created with the help of the Dinosaur Museum in Aahtal. Yet if you tire of the pumpkin exhibits (surely not!) then you can take in the gorgeous vistas of the Swiss countryside as well.