Home Crafts and Produce Show

And this year’s winners were:

  • Fruit and Vegetable – Tim Twist
  • Flowers – Paul Winfield
  • Preserves – Pam and Sue
  • Photographs – Mark
  • Overall – Pam and Sue
  • Children’s – Libby Jackson

 

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 2018

A year of mixed fortunes in the Fruit and Veg categories – no doubt in large part due to the long hot summer. Lots of tomatoes, apples, string beans but not much in the way of onions, potatoes, leeks, et al. However, some notable successes in the general category with sweetcorn, aubergine, stringy noodle squash (or something like that) and a host of other exotics on display. A grand and impressive selection of giant vegetables from one of our regular exhibitors helped to fill the tables!

Flower entries were down this year but those presented were of a high standard.

Cakes, breads and biscuits were also in short supply compared to previous years but again of high quality and in considerable demand at the auction afterwards.

In the jams, chutneys and preserves there appeared to be a good number of entries. However, closer inspection revealed that nearly all of them were made by two of our regular and highly successful ladies! They swept the board this year in the judging which helped them considerably to accumulate the most points and clinch the Overall Winner prize.

What stood out again this year’s were the exhibits in the children’s section. The miniature gardens were amazingly good, including one in a little glass vessel the size of a tennis ball which was the mini garden equivalent of a ship in a bottle. Excellent.

I must also mention the remarkable collection of vegetable animals – well done to all!

So, on the whole not the greatest of years but still some real highlights and thanks to all who took part. It is a fun event in the village and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet taken part to throw themselves into it next year. There are categories for everyone!