Home Crafts and Produce Show

SECTION 1 – VEGETABLES
1.Cabbage (1)
2.Onions (3)
3.Tomatoes (5)
4.Potatoes (5)
5.Beetroot (3)
6.Carrots (3)
7.Cucumbers (1)
8.Courgettes (3)
9.Runner Beans (5)
10.Leeks (3)
11.Heaviest Onion (1)
12.Longest Runner Bean (1)
13.Any Other Vegetable (1)

SECTION 2 – FRUIT
14.Cooking Apples (3)
15.Eating Apples (3)
16.Pears (3)
17.Plums(5)
18.Damsons (5)
19.Any Other Fruit

SECTION 3 – FLOWERS
20.Carnations
21.Single Rose
22.Chrysanthemums
23.Gladioli (3)
24.Dahlias (3)
25.Mixed vase of flowers

SECTION 4 – PRESERVES
26.Jams
27.Curds
28.Marmalades
29.Chutney
30.Pickled Onions
31.Any Other Preserves

SECTION 5 – HOME BAKING & BREAD
32.Country Fruit Cake
33.Victoria Sponge
34.Fruit Scones
35.Chocolate Cake
36.Biscuits & Shortbread
37.Any other Cake
38.Apple Pie
39.Plain White or Brown Loaf
40.Bread Rolls White or Brown

SECTION 6 – PHOTOGRAPHS
41.Winter
42.Sport
43.Portrait
44.Animals

SECTION 7 – CHILDRENS
46. Miniature Garden
47. Decorated Biscuit / cup cake
48. Photography – open category
49. Watercolour painting
50. Jam / Preserve
51. Best Pebble
52. Best vegetable animal

Home Crafts and Produce Show Report 2017

The Whatstandwell annual Craft & Produce show went off very successfully again this year. With a grand selection of cakes & biscuits, preserves, fruit and vegetables entered. Together with some very colourful floral displays, an interesting range of photos and a charming collection of garden dioramas in the children’s section. (These were particularly welcome in an age where children’s creative talents seem to be expressed more in their abilities to manipulate buttons on some sort of electronic gizmo.Once the judges had made their decisions and the prizes had been duly awarded, it was time to auction off the edible and decorative entries. With our regular auctioneer away on holiday, in stepped Ady Green who succeeded in whipping the prospective purchasers into a bidding frenzy. In their pursuit of quality produce bidders were swept along on a wave of wanton expenditure. Why, even the author’s own spouse could barely be restrained from parting with the entire weekly shopping allowance on what can only be described as luxury items. Such was the enthusiasm that one particular bidder, arriving hastily and late to the proceedings, made a remarkably high (and successful) bid for a lot that he had not even seen. Well done sir!
Many thanks to all who took part, either as organisers, entrants or bidders; without whom there would be no Show. And of course a big thanks to Mick and Christine at the Family Tree for hosting the event.
We all look forward to “raising the bar” at next year’s show, perhaps with the reintroduction of a Crafts section as in previous years.

Vegetables from Whatstandwell Craft & Produce Show 2017

A show of vegetables from the 2017 event