Just in time for Halloween!
Entering their second year of harvesting on their rooftop garden, the InterContinental New York Barclay’s first and very own pumpkin has made a debut! According to the hotel’s blog, New York Barclay Buzz, the pumpkin “was the hotel’s first experiment with using our on-site compost to enhance the soil from which it was grown.”
“Here at the hotel, we believe in promoting sustainability in both big and small ways,” the blog went on to say. So when it came to building a pumpkin crate, InterContinental New York Barclay’s carpenter built one from recycled wood!
Still growing daily, the Halloween squash currently measures 3 ½ feet in circumference.
The pumpkin will be on display in the hotel lobby during Halloween week. In the mean time, according to the hotel, Chef Serge Devesa and his team from the Barclay Bar & Grill will be sharpening their knives in anticipation of carving the autumn gourd!