Vegetables,Herbs and Fruit 2022
Chairperson: Bev Latva (905) 862-0966
2022 Fair Theme "Your Country Fair"
NOTE: Entries will be received at the Horticultural Building on Thursday, September 8th from 12 pm to 7 pm.
The building will close on Sunday, September 11th 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
UXBRIDGE FAIR CHAMPIONSHIP POTATO TROPHY & SPECIAL Prize: Trophy and ribbon
Trophy and ribbon to the entry in Classes 18 - 21 for single best exhibit
Beets - 3 on a plate
Beans - any other colour than yellow or green, 5 on a plate
Beans - long or broad type - 5 on a plate
Carrots - Chantenay pointed type - 5 roots on a plate
Carrots - Nantes rounded type - 5 roots on a plate
Corn, sweet - 3 ears on a plate
Cucumber - Table - 2 on a plate
Onions - 4 varieties on a plate, named
Hot Pepper- 500 Scoville units
3 on a plate - named
Squash, Butternut - 1 specimen
Squash, any other variety - 1 specimen, named
Tomatoes, Red - 3 on a plate
Tomatoes, any other colour - 3 on a plate
Tomatoes, Miniature, Red - 5 on a plate
Any other vegetable, not listed above
2 on a plate, named
"Herb of the Year" - Pansy-Violet - in a clear container
Mixed herbs - minimum of 3 kinds
Cut long enough to show any branching characteristics, in a clear container of water
Potatoes, White - 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes, Red - 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes, Yellow - 3 on a plate (named)
Potatoes, other - 3 on a plate (named)
Longest bean - Yard Long Bean
Most oddly shaped single vegetable - no pumpkins
Any large vegetable - largest by weight - no pumpkin
Vegetable Basket Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6
Collection of 5 varieties of garden vegetables in a 6 quart basket or equivalent
Any fruit - pleasingly displayed (named)