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You are invited to celebrate local food and produce by entering the sixth annual


Glastonbury Harvest Show

A fabulous food competition in the best possible taste!

Glastonbury Town Hall Saturday 15th September 2012
Public entry from 12:30 pm

The Glastonbury Harvest Show highlights the importance of local food, and celebrates local resilience
Members of Glastonbury Country Market will provide refreshments all day There will be stalls selling local produce and displaying information about local food projects
The event is supported by Glastonbury Town Council, Glastonbury Gardeners’ Group, Transition Glastonbury, Mendip Community Credit Union, Torganics & Somerset Community Food. Rosettes are sponsored by Glastonbury Spring Water Many thanks to all of the organisations that have donated prizes - a full list of their names will be displayed on the day

Timetable of Events
Show entries to be received: 8:45-10:15 am Judging: 10:30-12:15 pm Show open to the public: 12:30-2:45 pm Prize winners collect prize money: 12:30-2:45 pm Award of prizes and rosettes: 1:30 pm Raffle drawn: 2:30pm Afternoon activities: see back of programme – full details available on the day Auction of Produce: 3 pm (any entries not collected by 2.55 pm will be auctioned)

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES We want to see useful food, not special exhibition inedibles! We will assess texture, colour, scent, and ease of preparation homegrown food that is 'sink-ready' for the cook to prepare and use. 1) Squashes, gourds and marrows 2) Halloween prize pumpkins, specifically for carving
(Not necessarily the biggest!)

3) Leafy greens 4) Onions, leeks and garlic 5) Roots & tubers 6) Peas & beans 7) Tomatoes 8) Soft fruit 9) Other fruit 10) Anything that does not fit into the classes above! 11) A Harvest Hamper: A balanced group of useful, mealmaking food types – can include fruit, vegetables, and home produce. Container to be no larger than 60cm x 45cm x 20cm (24” x 18" x 8").

Stewards will be on hand to help with classifying produce on the morning of the show! FLOWERS Please use locally grown flowers and foliage 12) A bunch depicting 'Autumn glory' 13) A real floral picture in a frame HOME BAKING Please use local flour for all items (e.g. Sharpham or Burcott Mill) – you are encouraged to use organic fruit and vegetables where possible: 14) ‘Freestyle bread’ - a loaf or rolls of up to 0.5 Kilos/1lb, any type, any shape. Please provide a label indicating the type of loaf This class is to celebrate the huge variety and versatility of bread 15) A fruity dessert which has fruit or vegetables as one of its primary ingredients Please provide a label indicating the type of dessert PRESERVES We are looking for consistency, flavour, colour, and originality. Label the jar with the type of produce, indicating which ingredients are locally grown (but no name or address). Any preserves that are mouldy or in jars with corroded lids will not be judged.

16) A jar of jam (454 gms/1lb) 17) A jar of jelly (454 gms/1lb) 18) A jar of pickle / relish / chutney (454 gms/1lb) 19) A jar of marmalade (454 gms/1lb) 20) A jar of honey – clear or set (454 gms/1lb) 21) A bottle to lift the spirits!

JUST FOR FUN 22) Edible hanging basket – a basket hanging with edible produce 23) Councillors Challenge - Local Councillors to submit their best entry from any of categories 1 - 22 and let the judges decide! 24) Cafe Cook-Off – Local cafes to submit their local & seasonal signature dish 25) Poetry competition awarding the best poem dedicated to food growing. Entries from all ages welcome!

YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN’S CLASSES For Individuals: 26) Children 6 years and under Use your imagination to create a creature from fruit and vegetables. You may use cocktail sticks to hold it together. 27) 7-12 year olds – The coolest fruit and vegetable creature. Let your imagination run wild! For young people’s groups (e.g. clubs, classes, nurseries, schools etc.): 28) A Harvest hamper – inspire us with your collection of edible treats drawn from as many categories as you like. NB: Young people are very welcome to enter the other classes.

Good luck to all the show’s entrants

Notes for Show Entrants: 1. Entries to be at Town Hall from 8.45 am on the morning of show. Hall must be clear for judging by 10.30 am. 2. The show will be open to the public from 12.30 am and will close with an auction of produce at 3:00 pm. 3. Items must not be removed before 2.45 pm. Any items left at 2.55 pm will be auctioned (please leave some items for sale - money raised by the auction will help fund the show in 2012). Selected items will be auctioned during the afternoon, with the owner’s permission. 4. Adult entries are 30p each (4 entries for £1). Children’s entries are 10p each. 5. Gold, Silver, Bronze, & Commendation certificates and prize money of £1.00, £0.60 and £0.40 will be awarded in each class (if there are sufficient entries). There will be awards for ‘Best in Category” and ‘Best in Show’. 6. Best in Show is awarded to the person who accumulates the most ‘points’ (three points for Gold, two points for Silver and one point for Bronze). The more classes you enter, the better chance you have of being awarded ‘Best in Show’. Notes for Show Judges: We want to encourage creativity, food growing, fun and participation. No entries to be excluded. Fruit, vegetables and home produce may be cut/opened/sampled to assess quality and taste. Fruit, vegetables and produce will be assessed on taste, smell, colour, freshness and visual appeal (note that this does not mean ‘supermarket quality’ perfection) Judges are impartial, and they will not know who the competitors are. They will apply their own judgement on the day. Their decisions are final.

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Children’s activities Gardeners Question Time – Local experts on hand to answer all your questions • Opportunity to talk to local food-related groups and organisations • Get involved in practical cooking and gardening workshops • •

Members of Glastonbury Country Market will provide homemade refreshments all day including lunchtime snacks of pasties, pizza & quiche, plus cakes and cookies

And for an auction of show produce at 3 pm