Delaware State Fair Jam: Canning & preserving results

9 11 2009
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Here are the shout-outs to all of the canners, preservers and jam-makers who were recognized at this year’s Delaware State Fair during its July 23 – August 1, 2009. The .pdf of the official is at the Deleware State Fair site, and this link. Next year’s Delaware State Fair will be open from July 22 – July 31, 2010.

Special recognition goes to these Judges Award winners:
Bonnie Robinson, Seaford (for Jar of Vegetables for Soup, class 0019)
Willa Scharch, Denton (for Jar of Meat Jerky, class 0021)
Alan Gravenor, Salisbury (for gift containers)
Susan Newark, Harrington (for herbal vinegars and oils)
Linda Saccardi, Milford (for Jellies & Syrups)
Laura Byrum, Milford (for Preserved Pears, class 0087)

Culinary-Sec. 1 – Canned Items
Class – Category — # of Entries
Ex. Name – City – Placement
0001 – Jar of Applesauce -·· 3 records
Scharch Willa – Denton 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 3
0002 – Jar of Cherries, Red ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Scharch Willa – Denton 3
0003 – Jar of Peaches, Yellow half ··· 2 records
Green Melissa – Hartly 2
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
0004 – Jar of Pears, half ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0006 – Jar of Beets, sliced ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 2
0007 – Jar of Beets, whole ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0008 – Jar of Carrots, sliced ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
Scharch Willa – Denton 3
0009 – Jar of Corn, cut off cob ··· 2 records
Scharch Willa – Denton 3
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
0011 – Jar of String Beans, Green, cut ··· 3 records
Green Melissa – Hartly 1
Scharch Willa – Denton 2
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
0012 – Jar of String Beans, Green, whole ··· 3 records
Green Melissa – Hartly 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
Scharch Willa – Denton 3
0014 – Jar of Vegetable, not listed ···1 record: Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 1
0015 – Jar of Tomatoes, Plum ··· 3 records
Blevin Christine – Newark 1
Scharch Willa – Denton 2
Saccardi Linda – Milford 3
0017 – Jar of Tomatoes, Red, crushed ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0018 – Jar of Tomatoes, Red, whole ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0019 – Jar of Vegetables for Soup ··· 1 record (also Judges Award, class 0020)
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 1
0020 – Judge’s Award Canned Items:
Bonnie Robinson, Seaford (for Jar of Vegetables for Soup, class 0019)

Culinary-Sec. 1 – Dried Foods
0021 – Jar of Meat Jerky ··· 1 record (also Judges Award, class 0024)
Scharch Willa – Denton 1
0022 – Jar of Dried Fruit ··· 1 record: Crisman Janice – Townsend 3
0023 – Jar of Dried Vegetables ··· 4 records (no first)
Newark Susan – Harrington 2
Scharch Willa – Denton 3
Ferrell Kim – Camden Wyoming 3
Crisman Janice – Townsend 3
0024 – Judges Award – Dried Foods:
Willa Scharch, Denton (Jar of Meat Jerky, class 0021)

Culinary-Sec. 1 – Gift Containers
0025 – Four jars 1/2 or 1 pint of 1 fruit, 1 vegetable
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Crisman Janice – Townsend 2
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 3
0026 – Four jars 1/2 or 1 pint of 1 butter spread, 1 jam,
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Byrum Laura – Milford 2
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 3
0027 – Four jars 1/2 or 1 pint of sauces with labels
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Koff Darla – Frederica 2
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 3
0028 – Four jars 1/2 or 1 pint of tomato items with label
Koff Darla – Frederica 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 3
0033 – Judge’s Award Gift Containers:
Alan Gravenor, Salisbury

Culinary-Sec. 1 – Herbal Vinegars & Oils
0034 – Basil Vinegar ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 1
0035 – Mint Vinegar ··· 2 records
Mccolley April – Harrington 1
Newark Susan – Harrington 2
0036 – Rosemary Vinegar ··· 2 records
Newark Susan – Harrington 1
Mccolley April – Harrington 2
0037 – Tarragon Vinegar ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 1
0039 – Combination Vinegars ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 1
0040 – Vinegar, not listed ··· 2 records
Mccolley April – Harrington 1
Newark Susan – Harrington 2
0041 – Black Peppercorn Vinaigrette ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 1
0042 – Chili Pepper Vinaigrette ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 1
0043 – Combination Oil Vinaigrette ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 1
0044 – Vinaigrette, not listed ··· 1 record: Newark Susan – Harrington 2
0045 – Judge’s Award, Herbal Vinegars & Oils:
Susan Newark, Harrington

Culinary-Sec. 1 – Jellies, Syrups, Etc.
0046 – Jar of Apple Jelly ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
0047 – Jar of Blackberry Jelly ··· 2 records
Green Melissa – Hartly 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
0048 – Jar of Grape Jelly ··· 3 records
Murray Molly J. – Lewes 1
Scharch Willa – Denton 2
Saccardi Linda – Milford 3
0049 – Jar of Mint Jelly ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Murray Molly J. – Lewes 2
0050 – Jar of Peach Jelly ··· 1 record: Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 1
0051 – Jar of Pepper Jelly ··· 1 record: Muldrow Chuck – Dover 1
0052 – Jar of Plum Jelly ··· 3 records
Murray Molly J. – Lewes 1
Saccardi Linda – Milford 2
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
0053 – Jar of Raspberry Jelly ··· 1 record: Saccardi Linda – Milford 1
0054 – Jar of Strawberry Jelly ··· 2 records (no first)
Saccardi Linda – Milford 2
Green Melissa – Hartly 3
0055 – Jar of Jelly, not listed ··· 3 records
Scharch Willa – Denton 1
Crothers Christine – Dover 2
Saccardi Linda – Milford 3
0056 – Jar of Sugar Free Jelly ··· 1 record: Scharch Willa – Denton 1
0057 – Jar of Apple Butter ··· 2 records
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 1
Saccardi Linda – Milford 2
0058 – Jar of Lemon Butter ··· 1 record: Klinedinst Michelle – Dagsboro 1
0059 – Jar of Butter, not listed ··· 1 record: Saccardi Linda – Milford 1
0060 – Jar of Marmalade ··· 1 record: Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 2
0061 – Jar of Blackberry Jam ··· 2 records (no first)
Dickerson Sharon – Milton 2
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 3
0062 – Jar of Blueberry Jam ··· 3 records
Byrum Laura – Milford 1
Moore Catherine – Hartly 2
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 3
0064 – Jar of Grape Jam ··· 2 records (no first)
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
Crothers Christine – Dover 3
0065 – Jar of Raspberry Jam ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0066 – Jar of Strawberry Jam ··· 3 records
Byrum Laura – Milford 1
Murray Molly J. – Lewes 2
Hickerson III Robert – Bear 3
0067 – Jar of Jam, not listed ··· 3 records
Thorme Jack – Georgetown 1
Byrum Laura – Milford 2
Crisman Peter – Townsend 3
0068 – Jar of Sugar Free Jam ··· 3 records
Scharch Willa – Denton 1
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 3
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
0069 – Jar of Blackberry Syrup ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2 (no first)
0071 – Jar of Peach Syrup ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2 (no first)
0073 – Jar of Strawberry Syrup ··· 1 record: Scharch Willa – Denton 2 (no first)
0074 – Jar of Syrup, not listed ··· 2 records
Saccardi Linda – Milford 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
0075 – Judge’s Award, Jellies, Syrups, etc.:
Linda Saccardi, Milford

Culinary-Sec. 1 – Pickles,Preserves,Etc.
0076 – Jar of Pickled Beets, sliced ··· 2 records
Everett Ronda – Felton 1
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 2
0077 – Jar of Pickled Beets, whole ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 2
0078 – Jar of Pickled Peppers, hot ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 2
0080 – Jar of Pickled Vegetable, not listed ··· 2 records
Blevin Christine – Newark 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
0081 – Jar of Bread and Butter Pickles ··· 2 records (no first)
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 2
Saccardi Linda – Milford 3
0082 – Jar of Dill Pickles ··· 3 records
Crisman Janice – Townsend 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
Everett Ronda – Felton 3
0083 – Jar of Sweet Pickles ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3 (no first)
0084 – Jar of Mustard Pickles ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3 (no first)
0085 – Jar of Pickles, not listed ··· 2 records (no first)
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
Crisman Janice – Townsend 3
0086 – Jar of Preserved Peaches ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0087 – Jar of Preserved Pears ··· 1 record: Byrum Laura – Milford 1 (also Judges Award, Pickles & Preserves, class 0104)
0088 – Jar of Preserved Strawberries ··· 1 record: Byrum Laura – Milford 2 (no first)
0091 – Jar of Pepper Relish, green and red ··· 3 records
Hammond Amanda – Lincoln 1
Robinson Bonnie – Seaford 2
Saccardi Linda – Milford 3
0092 – Jar of Zucchini Relish ··· 2 records
Saccardi Linda – Milford 1
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
0093 – Jar of Relish, not listed ··· 3 records
Crisman Peter – Townsend 1
Dickerson Sharon – Milton 2
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 3
0094 – Jar of BBQ Sauce ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Saccardi Linda – Milford 2
0095 – Jar of Chili Sauce ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0097 – Jar of Hot Sauce ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2 (no first)
0098 – Jar of Pizza Sauce ··· 1 record: Saccardi Linda – Milford 2 (no first)
0099 – Jar of Salsa, mild ··· 2 records (no first)
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
Green Melissa – Hartly 3
0100 – Jar of Spaghetti Sauce, meatless ··· 1 record: Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
0101 – Jar of Tomato Ketchup ··· 2 records (no first)
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 2
Saccardi Linda – Milford 3
0103 – Jar of Tomato Sauce ··· 2 records
Gravenor Alan – Salisbury 1
Saccardi Linda – Milford 2
0104 – Judge’s Award, Pickles, Preserves, Etc.:
Laura Byrum, Milford
(for Preserved Pears, class 0087)

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North Carolina State Fair Jam: 2009 jam & canning results

28 10 2009
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The North Carolina State Fair finishes its October 15-25 2009 run in Raleigh, North Carolina with the following jam-making and preserving results from the official state fair website.

The fair features over 200 jam, preserves, marmalade, canning and junior competitor canning and preserving categories.

http://www.ncstatefair.org/2009/General/index.htm

Results appear here. I would love to include them all for a shout-out, but there are forty-four PAGES of results in mroe categories than I can count. To see the results in a spreadsheet, which is somewhat easier to download, download the results from the website.

Congratulations to all who entered, and to those who came home with a placement or category winning ribbon.

The 2010 North Carolina State Fair will be held in Raleigh form October 14 – 24, 2010.

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NY State Fair Jam, part 4: Official results (finally!)

8 10 2009
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The NY State Fair website was down for the count for several weeks after the fair ended on September 7, 2009. This delayed posting of the official results. Then I went camping for six days. So my apologies to all that it’s taken me awhile to get the official canning, preserving and jam competition results from my own New York State Fair.

The canning and preserving competition at the NY State Fair is held in two separate divisions: Culinary, hosted at the Art & Home Center, features tasted competions in canning, pickling, relishes and jams. The Flower division, hosted at the Horticulture Building, features pickling and canning competitions for items which are judged on appearance but not tasted.

The mother-daughter team of Janet Bender and Elizabeth Shepard tag-teamed their way through the Flowers canning division, earning three 1st, four 2nd and one 3rd place in the five classes in that division. Janet also earned a 1st in the Culinary division with her canned fruit. Be sure to check my blog for Kathy Wood’s Grand Prize winning Red Pepper Relish. Now, without further ado, here are the rest of the official results:

From the Culinary Competitions, published on the NY State Fair website on September 15, 2009:
(note: a ‘record’ equals an entry, so 33 records = 33 entries judged)

Culinary – A – Canned Foods, 33 records

01 – Chili Sauces – 5 records
1 – Kathy Wood Fabius NY
2 – Margie S. Milligan North Syracuse NY
3 – Joan C. Archambeau Syracuse NY

02 – Vegetable Relishes – 4 records
1 – Kathy Wood Fabius NY < – 2009 Culinary Grand Competition 1st Place! (recipe)
2 – Carol J. Martin Syracuse NY
3 – Stephen R. Booth Antwerp NY

03 – Chutney – 2 records
1 – Geri Belotti Kirkville NY
2 – John Gross Syracuse NY

04 – Dill Pickles – 7 records
1 – James Kluga Rochester NY
2 – Paul Meier Liverpool NY
3 – Tamara K. Place Mottville NY

05 – Sweet Pickles – 6 records
1 -John Gross Syracuse NY
2 – James Kluga Rochester NY
3 – Stephen R. Booth Antwerp NY

06 – Canned Fruit/Pickled Fruit – 5 records
1 – Janet Bender Kirkville NY
2 – Daniel Bianchi Phoenix NY
3 – Maryann Bianchi Phoenix NY

07 – Canned or Pickled Vegetables (no tomatoes) – 4 records
1 – Mary Jane Kovachi Buffalo NY
2 – Kathy Wood Fabius NY

Culinary – B – Jams & Jellies, 86 records

01 – Sweet Jelly – 20 records
1 -Yvonne Bakowski Warners NY
2 – Margaret Tourville E. Syracuse NY
3 – Nancy J. Warner Solvay NY

02 – Savory Jelly – 7 records
1 – Helen Lyons Camillus NY
2 – James Kluga Rochester NY

03 – Jam or Marmalade – 16 records
1 – Rosemary Tomasetti Cicero NY
2 – Aracely Hernandez Syracuse NY
3 – Donna Nichols E. Syracuse NY

05 – Freezer jam (does not need to be processed in boiling water bath)
1 – Joan C. Archambeau Syracuse NY
2 – Pat Steer East Syracuse NY < – shameless brag!
3 – Helen Lyons Camillus NY

From the Flower Show, Canning and Preserving Entries:

Garden Fruits and Vegetables CC, 19 records

139 – Canned Vegetables- 1 quart – 3 records
3 – Janet Bender Kirkville NY (no 1st or 2nd place award)

141 – Canned Pickles- 1 quart – 5 records
1 – Janet Bender Kirkville NY
2 – Elizabeth Shepard Chittenango NY
3 – Anthony Hemingway Liverpool NY

142 – Canned Vegetables- 1 pint – 3 records
1 – Cynthia Pfaff New Woodstock NY
2 – Janet Bender Kirkville NY

143 – Canned Fruits- 1 pint – 3 records
1 – Elizabeth Shepard Chittenango NY
2 – Janet Bender Kirkville NY
3 – Cynthia Pfaff New Woodstock NY

144 – Canned Pickles- 1 pint – 3 records
1 – Janet Bender Kirkville NY
2 – Elizabeth Shepard Chittenango NY
3 – Cynthia Pfaff New Woodstock NY

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New Jersey State Fair Jam: 2009 canning & jam-making results

27 09 2009
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From the exhibitors page of the 2009 NJ State Fair, here are the official results for the canning and jamming competitions at this year’s fair — and a shout-out to all of the entrants and prize winners in every category! Keep preserving the seasons in jars, so that you’re ready for next year’s fair — August 6-15, 2010 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta NJ.

Section I – Canning

Class 1) Canned fruits
First: Jim & Sue Armstrong, Stanhope
Claire Demetroules, North Arlington

Class 2) Canned vegetables
First: Jim & Sue Armstrong, Stanhope
No Second
Third: Jim & Sue Armstrong, Stanhope

Class 3) Canned tomatoes –
(a) Whole tomatoes- no entries
(b) Tomato-based sauce
First: Jim & Sue Armstrong, Stanhope
Jim & Sue Armstrong, Stanhope
No Second
Third: Dawn Dembrowski, Newton
PROFESSIONAL
First & Second: Neil Nederfield, Lafayette
(c) Tomato Juice- no entries
(d) Tomato-based BBQ sauce
First: Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
Second: Jim & Sue Armstrong, Stanhope
No third
PROFESSIONAL
First: Neil Nederfield, Lafayette

Class 4) Canned pickles
(a) Cucumbers
First: Shawna Bengevenni, Wantage
No second or third
(b) Other vegetables
First: Bill Forgerson, Wantage
Second: Shawna Bengevenni, Wantage
Third: Jerri Powers, Newton
(c) Dill
First: Jerri Powers, Newton
No second, third
(d) Bread and Butter Pickles
First: Carol Oesen, Wantage
Second: Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
Third: Shawna Bengivenni, Wantage
(e) Watermelon Rind
First: Shawna Bengivenni, Wantage
No second or third

Class 5) Relishes –
(a) Salsa
First: Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
Second: Robin Hanak, Sussex
No third
PROFESSIONAL
First & Second: Neil Nederfield, Lafayette
(b) Pickle Relish
First: Shawna Bengevenni, Wantage
No Second or Third
PROFESSIONAL
Second: Neil Nederfield, Lafayette
(c) Other
First: Jerri Powers, Newton
Second: Kelli Puryear, East Orange
No third
PROFESSIONAL
First & Second: Neil Nederfield, Lafayette

Class 6) Jellies –
(a) Grape
First: Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
No second/third
Honorable Mention: Claire Demetronleo, North Arlington
(b) Other
No first or third
Second: Judy Nylen, Branchville
Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
PROFESSIONAL
Honorable mention: Raj Sinha, Sandyston

Class 7) Jams –
(a) Low or Sugar-free
First: Judy Nylen, Branchville
Second: Judy Nylen, Branchville
No third
(b) Strawberry
First: Carolyn Kent, Newton
Linda Pierson, Lake Hopatcong
No second/third
(c) Other
First: Sharon Spangenberg, Layton
Shawna Bengevenni, Wantage
Second: Linda Pierson, Lake Hopatcong
Third: Claire Demetroules, North Arlington
Judy Nylen, Branchville
Honorable Mention: Dotty Valkema, Sussex
PROFESSIONAL
First: Neil Nederfield, Lafayette

Class 8 ) Preserves –
(a) Low or Sugar-free- no entries
(b) Other(Special Award)
First: Claire Demetroules, North Arlington
Second: Shawna Bengevenni, Wantage
Third: Judy Nylen, Branchville

Class 9) Conserve
First: Judy Nylen, Branchville
Second: Judy Nylen, Branchville
Third: Judy Nylen, Branchville

Class 10) Fruit Butters
First: Kelli Puryear, East Orange
Second: Dotty Valkema, Sussex
No third

Class 11) Marmalade(Special Award)
First: Claire Demetroules, North Arlington
Second: Judy Nylen, Branchville
Third: Judy Nylen, Branchville
Honorable Mention: Judy Nylen, Branchville

Class 12) Chutney
First: Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
No second or third

Class 13) Mustards – no entries

Class 14) Vinegar-
(a) Fruit
First: Patricia Vasto, Parsippany
Second: Nancy Doyle, Secaucus
No third
(b) Herb- no entries
(c) Other- no entries

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California State Fair Jam: 2009 Canning, pickling and jamming results

25 09 2009
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Some state fairs are much larger than others — and California’s state fair is a big one (the website url is even named http://www.bigfun.com.) It’s so big that I’m afraid it would take several blog posts to recognize by name all of the competitors and winners from the 2009 California State Fair’s competitions in Canning, Jams & Jellies, Fruits and Soft Spreads. So for this very big state fair, here are the links to the official competition results.

Big shout-outs to all of you home jammers and canners in California; now it’s time to get ready for your 2010 state fair.

California State Fair Jam & Jelly show results (19 page .pdf)
Pickle-Relish-Sauce-Salsa show results (8 page .pdf)
and Fruit & Soft Spreads results (5 page .pdf)
2009 Fair Dates: August 21 – September 7
official website

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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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Alaska State Fair Jam: (Palmer) 2009 canning & preserving winners

9 09 2009
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After posting the winners of the classes at New York State Fair’s Canning & Preserving competions, I wondered what kinds of categories other jammers and canners across the country could find at their state fairs — and who was winning these categories in 2009. Thanks to the wide reach of the Internet,  many of the answers to my questions are only a search query away.

Alaska is so large that it has two divisions to its atate fair – one in Fairbanks, and another in Palmer. So without further ado, let’s give a shout-out to these winners of the canning and preserving categories at the Alaska State Fair (Palmer), which ran August 27 – September 7, 2009! These official results were taken from the Alaska State Fair website.

Canning Division Champions
Division 01: Junior, 12 and under: Parker Caldwell of Wasilla, AK
Division 02: Junior, 13 – 17: Kenny Larson of Palmer, AK
Division 03: Jelly: Becky Menefee of Palmer, AK
Division 04: Preserve: Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
Division 05: Conserve: Nicole Bendle of Wasilla, AK
Division 06: Jam: Tanya Shanks of Palmer, AK
Division 07: Juice: Cari Lester of Wasilla, AK
Division 08: Syrup, Sauce, Blossom Honey: Sherry Whitstine of Wasilla, AK
Division 09: Sugar-Free: Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
Division 10: Chutney, Relish: Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
Division 11: Vinegar, Oils: Sharon Horwath of Wasilla, AK
Division 12: Pickles: Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
Division 13: Vegetables: Cheri Thomas of Eagle River, AK
Division 14: Fruit: Gloria Gale of Palmer, AK
Division 15: Dried Food: Arthur Mueller of Palmer, AK
Division 17: Seafood: Elaine Martin of Wasilla, AK

Canning Special Awards
Best of Show Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
Judge’s Choice Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
Judge’s Choice Gloria Gale of Palmer, AK

Ball Fresh Preserving Special Award
(Fruits, Adult, First Place) Gloria Gale of Palmer, AK
(Fruits, Adult, Second Place) Gloria Gale of Palmer, AK
(Vegetables, Adult, First Place) Cheri Thomas of Eagle River, AK
(Vegetables, Adult, Second Place) Gloria Wilson of Wasilla, AK
(Pickles, Adult, First Place) Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
(Pickles, Adult, Second Place) Judy Lavigne of Anchorage, AK
(Soft Spread, Adult, First Place) Michelle Hamrick of Anchorage, AK
(Soft Spread, Adult, Second Place) Janice L. Anderson of Anchorage, AK
(Fruits, Youth) Kenny Larson of Palmer, AK
(Vegetables, Youth) Kenny Larson of Palmer, AK
(Pickles, Youth) Hayden Scalis of Anchorage, AK
(Soft Spreads, Youth) Angus Shaw of Wasilla, AK

C & H Sugar Special Award (entry using C& H sugar, Judge’s Choice)
(Open, 1st Place) Robbie Johnson of Anchorage, AK
(Open, 2nd Place) Janice C. Anderson of Anchorage, AK
(Open, 3rd Place) Tanya Shanks of Palmer, AK
(Junior, 1st Place) Emma German of Palmer, AK
(Junior, 2nd Place) Kenny Larson of Palmer, AK
(Junior, 3rd Place) Parker Caldwell of Wasilla, AK

Congratulations, Alaska jammers and canners!

Do you know someone who’s won a ribbon at the county or state fair for jams, jellies, relishes, pickles or anything else jammed, preserved or canned? Send me a link to the state site, and I’ll give them a shout-out here at Kitchen Jam. And of course, if anyone would like to share your special state or county fair recipes, please contact me at gaelen2 at yahoo dot com.

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