LINCOLN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Kids look forward to Halloween — but the pigs at Codman Community Farms in Lincoln can't wait for the week after.
The farm's annual Great Pumpkin Smash takes place after Halloween, jack-o-lantern pumpkins start to get less than fresh. Locals are invited to batter their pumpkins into bite-size pieces.
"We're going to have different stations set up with rubber mallets, and I think we might have one sledgehammer station for the really aggressive grown-ups that have a big, hard pumpkin to get through," said Jess Myles with the farm.
Volunteers from a local high school are helping pick through the pumpkins to make sure they're pig-friendly.
"It's a really, really, really fun way to watch your pumpkin see the end of its life and the pigs, some of them are almost jumping for joy trying to get that mouthful of pumpkin," Myles said.
The Great Pumpkin Smash is on Nov. 6. About 1,500 pounds of pumpkin were smashed last year.
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