Iowa State Fair Jam: 2009 jam, jelly & marmalade winners

10 09 2009
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Judging for the Iowa State Fair C&H Classic jam, jelly and marmalade competions was held August 9, 2009, prior to opening day of one of the largest state fair in the country which ran from August 13-23, 2009. Entries were judged on flavor, consistency, appearance and food safety in preparation.

Jam Results: First Place Overall and the Sweepstakes Award went to jammer Rod Zeitler of Iowa City, IA, who placed or won his class in 14 of the jam categories. Kris Miller of Ankeny, IA was honored as Second Place Overall and Reserve Sweepstakes winner. Third Place Overall went to Patricia A. Morris of Winterset IA. These are the complete official jam competition results from the Iowa State Fair site:

Apricot
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Kris Miller, Ankeny
Blackberry
1) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic
2) Kris Miller, Ankeny
3) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Honorable Mention) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
Blueberry
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Kris Miller, Ankeny
3) Meg Boulton, Des Moines
Cherry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Meryl A. “Oney” Johnson, Coralville
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Fig
1) Kris Miller, Ankeny
2) Ileen M. Wallace, Council Bluffs
3) Meg Boulton, Des Moines
Gooseberry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Mary Burr, Iowa City
3) Kris Rash, Denver
Peach
1) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic
2) Sharon Crees, Des Moines
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Honorable Mention) Andrea Spencer, Gilbert
Pear
1) Ileen M. Wallace, Council Bluffs
2) Andrew Schmitz, Waukee
3) Linda J. Heiken, Adel
Pineapple
1) Kris Miller, Ankeny
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Ileen M. Wallace, Council Bluffs
Wild Plum
1) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
2) Cathy Stahlman, Ames
Plum (other than wild plum)
1) Kris Miller, Ankeny
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Black Raspberry
1) Mary Burr, Iowa City
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Kris Rash, Denver
Red Raspberry
1) Kris Miller, Ankeny
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Rhubarb
1) Meryl A. “Oney” Johnson, Coralville
2) Karen Heege, Des Moines
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Rhubarb-Raspberry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Kris Miller, Ankeny
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Rhubarb-Strawberry
1) Patricia A. Morris, Winterset
2) Mary Burr, Iowa City
3) Linda J. Heiken, Adel
Strawberry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Mary Burr, Iowa City
Three or More Fruits
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
3) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Sweet Sauces/Topping (for ice cream and other desserts), half-pint jar
1) Cathy Stahlman, Ames
2) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
3) Linda J. Heiken, Adel
Sugar Free
1) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Ileen M. Wallace, Council Bluffs
Two Fruits Other Than Named Combinations
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Kris Miller, Ankeny
3) Frances Edleman, Webb
Jams Other Than Named (except freezer jams)
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Denise Hiller, Runnells
3) Kris Miller, Ankeny
Youth Entries (ages 12-17)
1) Rachel Hollingsworth, Urbandale

The C&H Canned Marmalades competition judged Tuesday, August 11. Rod Zeitler of Iowa City emerged as both First and Second Place Overall winner, while Robin Tarbell-Thomas of Centerville earned Third Place Overall. Zeitler and Thomas tied for Sweepstakes honors in the marmalade competitons.
Additional official results for the marmalades competition, from the Iowa State Fair website:
Grapefruit
1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Darlene Hollingsworth, Urbandale
Orange
1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
2) Kaye Rupprecht, Oskaloosa
3) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Peach
1) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Kaye Rupprecht, Oskaloosa
Tomato
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
Three Citrus Fruits
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Robin Tarbell-Thomas, Centerville
Marmalades Other Than Named
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Kaye Rupprecht, Oskaloosa
3) Terri Sinclair, Cumming

Jelly Competition Results: Terri Sinclair of Cumming won First Place Overall in the C&H Classic Iowa Canned Jellies competition judged Monday, August 10 in competition at the 2009 Iowa State Fair. Louis Piper of Garner earned both Second and Third Places Overall.
Rod Zeitler of Iowa City won the Sweepstakes award, and Reserve Sweepstakes was a tie between Louise Piper of Garner and Cumming’s Terri Sinclair.
Additional official results from the Iowa State Fair website:

Apple
1) Kaye Rupprecht, Oskaloosa
2) Penny Murphy, Des Moines
3) Mary Burr, Iowa City
Blackberry
1) Terri Sinclair, Cummings
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Brenda Becker, Pella
Blueberry
1) Darlene Hollingsworth, Urbandale
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Cherry
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
3) Shelby McCreedy, Atlantic
Cranberry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
Elderberry
1) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
2) Sandy Barnard, Cedar Rapids
3) Kathryn Brenneman, Riverside
Grape
1) Mary Burr, Iowa City
2) Darlene Hollingsworth, Urbandale
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Honorable Mention) Patricia A. Morris, Winterset
Pepper (food coloring optional)
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Denise Hiller, Runnells
3) Karen Heege, Des Moines
Herb Jelly Other Than Named (food coloring optional)
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Sally Kilkenny, Granger
3) Mary Burr, Iowa City
Peach
1) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Darlene Hollingsworth, Urbandale
Honorable Mention) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Black Raspberry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Penny Murphy, Des Moines
Red Raspberry
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Meryl A. “Oney” Johnson, Coralville
3) Louise Piper, Garner
Honorable Mention) Kaye Rupprecht, Oskaloosa
Rhubarb
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
3) Linda J. Heiken, Adel
Honorable Mention) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Strawberry
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
3) Kaye Rupprecht, Oskaloosa
Honorable Mention) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Combination of Fruits (two or more)
1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
2) Louise Piper, Garner
3) Mary Burr, Iowa City
Honorable Mention) Darlene Hollingsworth, Urbandale
Wine
1) Terri Sinclair, Cumming
2) Ileen M. Wallace, Council Bluffs
3) Meryl A. “Oney” Johnson, Coralville
Jellies Other Than Named
1) Louise Piper, Garner
2) Denise Hiller, Runnells
3) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City
Youth Entries (ages 12-17)
1) Rachel Hollingsworth, Urbandale
2) None Awarded
3) None Awarded
Honorable Mention) Emilie Skartvedt, Des Moines

Congratulations to all of the participants and winners in the Iowa State Fairm Jam, Jelly and Marmalade competions!

Did you or someone you know win a ribbon at the county or state fair for their jam, jelly, marmalade, pickles or other canned goods? Contact me, and we’ll give them a shout-out here at Kitchen Jam!

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