Join the “grow local” revolution and take part in the Metchosin Day Produce Contest. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. No pre-entry needed. Just drop off specimens at the district office – 9:30am to 11:30am. After 10am all drop offs must first park in the parking field on Rocky Point Road and walk the entry to the district office.
Produce should be entered in the categories specified below. Bring a paper plate to display produce and write your name, address and tel.no. and any special info about variety, especially heritage variety.
Include age if you are a junior entry-under 12. It is so great to find as many juniors as adults entering in all categories.
Judging will take place at 12:00 noon followed by awards. Viewing by the public at 1 pm. Produce should be picked up following the award presentation in the afternoon. Heritage varieties are MOST welcome at the festival.
Judges – Derek Wulff and Robin Tunnicliffe
Peas, shell/snap, 6pods
Pole Bears – 3 Specimens
Cauliflower – 1 head
Broccoli – 1 head
Beets – 3 only
Carrots, bunch of 3 tied with tops
Corn, Sweet, 3 cobs, one stripped
Garlic, 3 bulbs
Onions, 3 specimens
Peppers, Hot, names, 3 specimens
Radishes, 3 specimens
Tomatoes, stems on, named, 3 only
Tomatoes, Cherry, any colour, 3 only
Squash, named variety, 1 specimen
Giant Pumpkin/Squash, named, 1 only
Longest Bean, 1 specimen
Longest Carrot, 1 specimen
Largest Sunflower head, 1 foot stem
Largest Potato, I only
Weirdest looking vegetable, 1 only
Apples, named variety, 3 only
Pears, named variety, 3 only
Plums & prunes, 5 only
Blackberries, 5 only
Melon, named variety, 1 only
Cut Flower Arrangement
In a vase
Vegetable Basket Assortment
Representing a farm or garden
Jams & Jellies
Note: These will be judged on appearance only.
If you have any questions – Please contact Jennifer at 250-881-8280.