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Produce Division

2024

Rules and regulations

  1. Each exhibitor will receive an “Admit One” pass with their entry. Ticket to be surrendered at the gate upon admission to the grounds. A card with your exhibitor number will be issued.
  2. All exhibits are to be tagged and properly packaged for exhibit.
  3. Exhibits are to be delivered on Friday, August 30th between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 31st between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The doors will then be closed for judging.
  4. Hay is to be presented in a CLEAR plastic bag.
  5. Hay samples to be 18 cm. (7”) slice from a bale.

All vegetables will be exhibited on white plastic / paper plates.  Exhibitors are required to supply their own plates.

Port Perry Agricultural Society is grateful for the support of TBD

FIELD CROPS

Class 13

Prizes: 1st $15.    2nd $12.   3rd $9.   4th $6.

Section:

  1. Grain corn, 5 ears
  2. Corn, 5 ears, field, named
  3. Ensilage corn, 8 stalks
  4. 1st cut hay 75% or more alfalfa
  5. 1st cut hay 75% or more any other legume
  6. 1st cut hay 75% or more any grass
  7. 1st cut hay 50% legume 50% any grass
  8. 2nd cut hay 75% or more legume
  9. 2nd cut hay 75% or more any grass
  10. Soybeans (5 plants)
  11. Baleage, ½ bushel, 1st cut
  12. Baleage, ½ bushel, 2nd cut
  13. Haylage, ½ bushel
  14. Corn silage, ½ bushel, 2022 crop

Class 14

Prizes: 1st $7.   2nd $6.   3rd $5.   4th $4.

Section:

  1. 5 Beans (green or yellow)
  2. 5 Beets, (1” top)
  3. 5 Beets, long (1” top)
  4. 6 Brussels sprouts
  5. 1 Broccoli, head
  6. 1 Cabbage, red
  7. 1 Cabbage, white
  8. 1 Cabbage, any other variety
  9. Carrots, 5 long, 1” top
  10. Carrots, 5 short, 1” top
  11. Cauliflower
  12. Corn, sweet, yellow, 5 ears, shucked
  13. Corn, sweet, bi-colour, 5 ears, shucked
  14. Indian corn – 5 ears, shucks pulled back
  15. Cucumbers, 5 pickling variety
  16. Cucumbers, 3 slicing/table variety
  17. Leeks – 5 roots
  18. Onions – yellow cooking – 5, tops to be trimmed to 1”
  19. Onions – pickling – 1 pint
  20. Onions, 4, multiplier
  21. Onions, 4 red, tops to be trimmed to 1”
  22. Onions, 4 Spanish, tops to be trimmed to 1”
  23. Onions, A.O.V., tops to be trimmed to 1”
  24. Parsnips, 6
  25. Peppers, 3 sweet green, stems on
  26. Peppers, 3 sweet red, stems on
  27. Peppers, 3 hot, stems on
  28. Peppers, 3 (any other variety), stems on
  29. Potatoes, 5, red or purple fleshed, named
  30. Potatoes, 5, white fleshed, named
  31. Potatoes, 5, yellow, named
  32. Pumpkins, 2 (field)
  33. Pumpkins, 2 (pie)
  34. Squash, 2, acorn
  35. Squash, 2, buttercup
  36. Squash, 2, butternut
  37. Squash, 2, pepper
  38. Squash, 2 (any other variety), named
  39. Tomatoes, 4 green
  40. Tomatoes, 4 plum
  41. Tomatoes, 4 red
  42. Tomatoes, 4 any other colour
  43. Cherry tomatoes, 6
  44. Turnips, 2 Swedes
  45. Watermelon 1
  46. Zucchini, 2 young, under 30 cm (12”) long
  47. Zucchini, 2 mature, over 30 cm (12”) long
  48. Any other vegetable, not listed above, properly named 2 of the same, no potatoes
  49. Largest sunflower head, 6” stem
  50. Gourds, 6 (different varieties)
  51. Most oddly shaped vegetable

Large Vegetables – must be edible. Taproots do not qualify. Tops removed to approximately 2.5 cm

  1. Heaviest cabbage
  2. Heaviest onion
  3. Heaviest potato
  4. Heaviest tomato
  5. Heaviest zucchini
  6. Largest beet (girth measurement – single top)
  7. Largest turnip (girth measurement – single top)
  8. Longest carrot
  9. Longest cucumber
  10. Largest pumpkin – Heaviest

        NOTE: The winning pumpkin remains the property of the exhibitor and must be picked up no later than 7 p.m., on Monday, September 2nd

Specials

Prizes: 1st $15.   2nd $12.   3rd $9.   4th $6.

  1. Display of vegetables. No larger than 20” in diameter
  2. Heirloom vegetable (named)
  3. Collection of pickling vegetables, 4 different kinds, 3 of each to be displayed in a suitable container

Eggs

Prizes: 1st $7.   2nd $6.   3rd $5.   4th $4.

Note: One dozen (12) displayed in an egg carton.  One egg will be broken to check for freshness.

  1. Hen eggs, white
  2. Hen eggs, brown
  3. Hen eggs, bantam
  4. Eggs, any variety, named

Honey

Prizes: 1st $10.   2nd $8.   3rd $6.   4th $4.

  1. White or Golden Liquid Honey *** Winner is eligible to compete at the District 4 competition in October.  The winner of the district competition will be eligible to compete at the provincial competition in February.

Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Rules:  Liquid Honey exhibits shall consist of two clear glass containers, each having a capacity of 500 grams (375 ml).  No labels will be permitted.  Any honey entry containing any form of foreign material will be disqualified from the competition. An approved colorimeter will be used to assess the colour.  Honey will be judged using the standards printed in the O.A.A.S. Agriculture & Horticulture Judging Standards for Ontario Fairs. It is a condition of entry that all honey selected to compete at the convention will become the property of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies. 

Judging Standards:

Appearance (45 points)

15 Density (moisture content)

10 Brightness

10 Flavour and aroma

5   Uniformity of honey

5   Colour

Clarity (45 points)

15 Free from crystals

15 Free from pollen, wax, etc.

15 Free from air bubbles either in suspension or as froth

Containers (10 points)

5 pleasant appearance, of equal size and shape

5 Uniform level of fill

  1. Fine Granulated Honey
  2. Honeycombs, 3 any standard marketable container
  3. Cake Beeswax, 1 weighing not less than one pound

Maple Syrup

Prizes: 1st $10.   2nd $8.   3rd $6.   4th $4.

  1. Golden, 2 – 250 ml glass bottles
  2. Amber, 2 – 250 ml glass bottles *** Winner is eligible to compete at the District 4 competition in October. The winner of the district competition will be eligible to compete at the provincial competition in February.

Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Rules:  Maple syrup exhibits shall consist of two (2) curved Kent style glass bottles (D&G #505188 Syrup Bottle with Handle), or equivalent, of Maple Syrup, Canada Grade A – Amber, each having a capacity of 250 ml.  No labels will be permitted.  All maple syrup should have a flavour characteristic of its class and be free from any objectionable odour or taste.  Any maple syrup entry containing any form of foreign material will be disqualified from the competition.  An approved maple syrup colorimeter will be used to assess the colour.  Maple syrup will be judged using the standards published by the OAAS in Agriculture & Horticulture Judging Standards for Ontario Fairs.  It is a condition of entry that all maple syrup selected to compete at the convention will become the property of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.

Judging Standards:

30 Density

30 Flavour

25 Colour

15 Clarity

  1. Dark, 2 – 250 ml glass bottles