Months of cool, coastal fog receded into scorching, late-summer heat just as the Edible Schoolyard staff came back to the garden and kitchen to prepare for the upcoming school year. In the garden, we were met with a delightful surprise: a massive, beautiful, undisturbed pumpkin hidden amongst the thriving foliage in the back of the garden! We've been referring to it as the "Cinderella pumpkin," as it brings to mind a pumpkin that a fairy might transform into a magical coach-- it's glowing orange, slightly bumpy, and big enough to sit on. It weighed in at a whopping 27 pounds. We gave the Cinderella pumpkin the place of honor on the altar in the kitchen, where it will greet this year's students.