The Real Thing

Jim Martin , former Faith No More guitarist, has played to crowds of thosands, travelled the world and lived a sated rock star existence. But now, in an odd almost Zen-like twist, Martin would rather grow pumpkins.

Freakin' huge pumpkins. These gigantic gourds are grown in Martin's back yard, the Castro Valley.

Martin's 1,087-pound pumpkin won first prize last week in a major Santa Rosa contest that drew competitors from around the state.

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