BOGI Fair Competition Results 2010

The Competition and display of members home grown / home produced organic fare is a real motivating factor for visitors to join the club. People see the variety and quality of produce and want to learn more about how to get it happening in their backyard. The display is one of the centrepieces of the Fair and is a testament to organic gardening techniques – our lovely fresh backyard produce blows away any reservations about what one can expect from an organic garden. This year's competition was notable for the wide variety of items – we had to create twelve extra categories and even then, some categories were overflowing! So much silverbeet and kale and so many jars of jam and preserves – it was wonderful to see.

New categories included: Mulberries, Leeks, Turnips, Useful Plants and Protein-Legumes. Useful Plants included loofah, cinnamon and elderflower. Protein-Legumes had entries including pigeon pea and Madagascar bean. We also saw a larger number of tropical vegetables like yam – so next year we will add those to the list. If in doubt, please bring your produce along to the Fair next year – we'll take it all and find a place for it, even if it is not listed.

The most surprising aspect is that all of that lovely display came from the homes of just 50 people! So it is little wonder that with 58 categories, each with a first and second place, you will hear some names more than once on the winners roll call. On the date of the Fair, BOGI had over 500 members – imagine if even more of us could find the time to add to our club's once-a-year, larger-than-life advertisement for organics!

 

Results 

Grand Champion– Jason Spotswood – Leek

($50 Mrs Flannery's Voucher)

Class

1st

2nd

1. Beetroot

Adele Hewitt

Lynda Kingston

2. Cabbage

Penny Ossowski

Lynda Kingston

3. Lettuce

Franco Cencig

Robyn Edwards

4. Cherry Tomatoes

Peter Longland

Hayley Beck

5. Standard Tomatoes

Bonnie Cencig

-

6. Silverbeet

Bonnie Cencig

Peter Longland

7. Kale

Rosemary Severin

Barb Hamilton

8. Carrots

Franco Cencig

Hayley Beck

9. Beans

Dorothy Smith

Helen Collins

10. Peas

Jason Spotswood

Josephine Theos

11. Radishes

Bob Cosgrove

Bonnie Cencig

12. Zucchini

Bonnie Cencig

Franco Cencig

13. Cucumber

-

-

14. Asian Veges

Rosemary Severin

Graeme Crombie

15. Potatoes

Hayley Beck

Tom Ross

16. Sweet Potatoes

Franco Cencig

Helen Collins

17. Onions

Lynda Kingston

Jason Spotswood

18. Broccoli/Cauliflower

Robyn Edwards

Franco Cencig

19. Eggplant

-

-

20. Misc Veges

Susan de Wall (Mustard)

Helen Collins (Chicory)

21. Leeks

Jason Spotswood

Dick Copeman

22. Pumpkin

Penny & Warren Mack

Josephine Theos

23. Protein-Legumes

Bruce Ham

Myvanwy Emery

24. Misc Root Veges

Glenda Parker

Myvanwy Emery

25. Kohl Rabi

Penny Ossowski

Hayley Beck

26. Turnips/Swedes

Franco Cencig

Hayley Beck

27. Fennel

Helen Collins

Peter Longland

28. Celery

Liz Allen

Penny & Warren Mack

29. Useful Plants

Penny & Warren Mack

Bruce Ham

30. Pawpaw

-

-

31. Citrus

Josephine Theos

Josephine Theos

32. Strawberries

Jason Spotswood

Helen Collins

33. Pineapple

-

-

34. Passionfruit

-

-

35. Most Unusual F or V

Tom Ross

Barb Hamilton

36. Misc/Tropical/Native

Barb Hamilton

Bevan McLeod

37. Eggs

Penny & Warren Mack

Sue Pavasaris

38. Mulberries

George Allen

-

39. Flower Arrangement

Cheryl Knox

Estelle Cottrell

40. Herbal Arrangement

Cheryl Knox

Helen Collins

41. Floral Container

Penny Ossowski

Cheryl Knox

42. Vegetable Container

Penny Ossowski

Bob Cosgrove

43. Herb Container

Penny Ossowski

Terry Rowan

44. Jam

Terry Rowan

Jodie Rowan-Robbins

45. Marmalade

George Schmidt

Margaret Crombie

46. Pickled Vegetables

Cheryl Knox

Penny & Warren Mack

47. Mixed Pickles/Chutney

Cheryl Knox

George Schmidt

48. Misc Conserve/Honey/Butter

Terry Rowan

Terry Rowan

49. Tomato Chutney

Susan de Wall

Jodie Rowan-Robbins

50. Mango Chutney

Estelle Cottrell

Graeme Crombie

51. Cake

Penny Ossowski

Jasmine Menzies

52. Biscuits

Cheryl Knox

Martin Burke

53. Slice

Judith Edmunds

Penny Ossowski

54. Bread

Glenda Parker

Josephine Theos

55. Adults Scarecrow

Di Ferguson

-

56. Children's Container

Oscar de Wall

Jackson Cooley

57. Children's Patty Cakes

James Edmunds

Oscar de Wall

58. Children's Scarecrow

Seven Hills State School

Cannon Hill State School

 

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