We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing
September 8, 9 & 10, 2023
Uxbridge Fall Fair,
180 Main St. S, Elgin Park, Uxbridge, ON

Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit Section V

Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit 2023

Section V

Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966

2023 Fair Theme "We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing"

NOTE: Entries will be received at the Horticultural Building on Thursday, September 7th from 12 pm to 7 pm.
The building will close on Sunday, September 10th at 4:30 pm & entries may be picked up at 5 pm.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION: BEFORE YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE COMPLETE ALL TAGS AND FORMS. PRINT TWO COPIES OFF THE WEBSITE www.uxbridgefair.ca KEEP ONE COPY FOR YOURSELF, OR, ENTRY TAGS/FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP IN UXBRIDGE AT THE TOWN HALL OR LIBRARY.

BASICS IN JUDGING GARDEN VEGETABLES:
To avoid disqualification, please ensure all entries are displayed in proper containers, if mentioned, and conform to the class entered.
All specimens must be grown by the exhibitor!

Uniformity and trueness to type - 30%

Excellent condition and colour - 20%
Other factors: Freshness - Blemishes - Scarring - Maturity - Size - Texture - Appearance - Properly trimmed (see below)

Helpful Hints:To avoid disqualification

1. Tomatoes - Leave stem on, matched
2. Pumpkins or Squash - Leave stem on, matched
3. Peppers - Leave 1/2 inch of stem, matched
4. Garlic and Onions - Do not peel or wash, just remove loose outer skin, leave tops 1" inch above bulb. Roots trimmed to 1/2", matched.
5. Carrots and Parsnips - Leave 1 inch of top. Tap root intact, matched
6. Beets - Leave 1 inch above crown. Roots trimmed back to no more than 1 inch, matched.
7. Cucumber - Leave 1/4 inch of stem
8. Cabbage - The outer leaves should be left on.
9. Corn - 1/3 of husk should be removed from tip to butt.
10. Potatoes - Do Not Wash. Brush lightly to remove loose soil. Do not damage skin.
11. Scoville ratings for hot peppers. Under 50,000 Scoville units include but are not limited to : Anaheim, Ancho, Chipotle, Jalapeno, and Serrano. See pepperscale.com

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Special prizes:

UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO TROPHY & SPECIAL Prize: Trophy and ribbon

Trophy and ribbon to the entry in Classes 49 to 53 for single best exhibit

VEGETABLES:

1.

Beets - 3 on a plate

2.

Beans - Green, bush type - 5 on a plate

3.

Beans - Yellow, bush type - 5 on a plate

4.

Beans - Any other colour - 5 on a plate

5.

Beans - Long or broad type - 5 on a plate

6.

Cabbage - 1 head

7.

Carrots - Chantenay pointed type - 5 roots on a plate

8.

Carrots - Nantes rounded type - 5 roots on a plate

9.

Corn, sweet - 3 ears on a plate

10.

Cantaloupe or Muskmelon - 1 specimen

11.

Cucumber - Table - 2 on a plate

12.

Cucumber - Pickling, gherkin type - 5 on a plate

13.

Onions - Dutch sets - 3 on a plate

14.

Onions - Spanish type, grown from seed - 3 on a plate

15.

Onions - Spanish type, grown from sets - 3 on a plate

16.

Parsnips - 3 on a plate

17.

Pepper, Green - 3 on a plate

18.

Pepper, Red Sweet - 3 on a plate

19.

Pepper, Yellow Sweet - 3 on a plate

20.

Pepper, Hot, under 50,000 Scoville units - 3 on a plate, named

21.

Pepper, Hot over 50,000 Schoville units - 3 on a plate, named

22.

Pumpkin, Pie type - 1 specimen

23.

Pumpkin, Field type - 1 specimen

24.

Squash, Hubbard - 1 specimen

25.

Squash, Pepper - 1 specimen Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6

26.

Squash, Summer - 1 specimen

27.

Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen

28.

Squash, Zucchini, table size ( under 12 ") 2 on a plate

29.

Squash, Zucchini, mature - 1 specimen

30.

Squash, any other variety, named - 1 specimen

31.

Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate

32.

Tomatoes, Green - 3 on a plate

33.

Tomatoes, Any other colour - 3 on a plate

34.

Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate

35.

Tomatoes, Miniature, Any other colour - 5 on a plate

36.

Best Sunflower head

1 specimen in a container of water, 8" to 12" stem

37.

Biggest Sunflower head, seed stage - 1 specimen

38.

Garlic - 3 bulbs on a plate

39.

Garlic braid - minimum of 7 bulbs

40.

Leeks - 3 on a plate, tops trimmed to 3 inches

41.

Any other vegetable not listed above, properly named

2 on a plate

42.

Five (5) vegetables used in a vegetable soup

Displayed in a suitable cooking container

HERBS:

43.

Parsley, Italian or Curled type

3 mature branches cut off at ground level, in a clear container of water

44.

Mixed herbs - minimum of 3 kinds

Cut long enough to show any branching characteristics, in a clear container of water

45.

Basil - 3 mature branches in a clear container of water

46.

Herb of the year - Ginger- a stem or plant

47.

Dill - 3 stems not over 24", in a clear container of water

48.

Container of herbs - 5 plants, named, any variety - Maximum 12" pot

POTATOES:

49.

Potatoes, White, named - 3 on a plate

50.

Potatoes, Red, named - 3 on a plate

51.

Potatoes, Yellow, named - 3 on a plate

52.

Potatoes, other, named - 3 on a plate

53.

Potatoes, 5 different varieties, named - on a plate

EXTRAORDINARY:

54.

Longest bean - any variety, named

55.

Most oddly shaped single vegetable (no pumpkins)

56.

Tomato - largest by weight, red edible - stem on

57.

Potato - largest by weight

58.

Ornamental gourds - a display in a basket

59.

Zucchini - largest by weight

60.

Mini Pumpkins - 3 on a plate

FRUIT:

61.

MacIntosh apples - 2 on a plate

62.

Green apple-any variety, named, 2 on a plate

63.

Apple, red delicious & golden delicious-1 of each on a plate

64.

Pears- any variety named 2 on a plate

65.

Garden Special Prizes Prizes: 1st: $30, 2nd: $25, 3rd: $20, $15

Collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables, placed in a 6 quart basket or equivalent

66.

HEIRLOOM SPECIAL Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6, $4

Any named heirloom vegetable or fruit grown from seed

How to Enter a Competition

Step 1

Find your exhibitor class and section in the online Fair Book.

Step 2

Click the link to our online entry form managed by AssistExpo.  Login if you have used this system previously.  If you are entering for the first time, you’ll need to register by completing your name and contact information.  In the AssistExpo form, complete your contest registration and follow the directions on screen. AssistExpo will generate an Exhibitor number for you.  Save this number with your username and password.

Step 3

Print or save your confirmation message.  Get your printed tags.  Remember the date and time when exhibits are to be delivered to the fair.

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