Canning Competition Winners

Harvest Festivals and County Fairs start popping up about mid-summer.  These festivals showcase the local bounty of southwest Virginia and the skills and talents of our folks all in one place.  If you garden, farm, raise livestock, grow flowers, sew, craft, cook, bake, preserve, woodwork, paint, photograph, make jewelry, arrange flowers, holiday decorate, and a whole lot more, there's something for you here!  Come out and compete or enjoy the talents of your neighbors!

2013 Winners  New River Valley Fair
 Best in Show, Jams & Jellies: Red Currant & Raspberry Jelly

1st Place: Bella Dews, Pickled Peaches, Tomato Sauce, Salted Caramel Pear Butter

1st Place: Concord Grape Juice, Diced Tomatoes, Black Forest Cherry Preserve,
Dilled Baby Green Beans

1st Place: Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Juice, Whole Strawberries in Vanilla Bean Syrup,
Cranberry Pepper Jelly

 1st Place: Cherry Vanilla Pie Filling, French Apple Pie Filling, Red Currant Jelly

1st Place: White Eggs; 3rd Place: Brown Eggs

2nd Place: Peach Butter, Garlic Dill Pickles, Venison Vegetable Soup,
Golden Beets in Ginger Syrup, Tomato Paste

3rd Place: Autumn Olive Jam, Bread & Butter Pickles

2011 Winners Floyd Harvest Festival

Grand Champion, Canned Fruits: Peach sauce
Grand Champion, Jams & Jellies: Zavory Pepper Jelly
Reserve Champion, Canned Fruit: Apple Craic

1st Place Winners
Category: Canned Fruit, Tomatoes
Category: Pickles, Dill
Category: Pickles, Misc.
Diced Herbed Tomatoes, Garlic Dill Pickles, Hot Honeyed Cherry Peppers

Category: Jelly, Misc.
Category: Canned Veg, Misc.
Category: Jelly, Pepper
Category: Canned Fruit, Peach
Red Currant & Raspberry Jelly, Tomato Conserva, Zavory Pepper Jelly, Peach Sauce

Category: Canned Veg, Salsa
Category: Preserves, Strawberry
Category: Canned Fruit, Misc.
Category: Canned Fruit, Apples
Tomato Lime Salsa, Strawberry Jam with Balsamic Vinegar & Black Pepper,
Smoky Chipotle Cherries, Apple Craic
2nd Place Winners
Category: Pickles, Mixed Veg
Category: Preserves, Misc.
Category: Preserves, Berry (not Strawberry)
Category: Preserves, Mixed Fruit
Sweet Basil Beans with Sliced Cherry Peppers, Single Malt Marmalade,
Wild Autumn Olive Jam, Spicy Peach Maple Jam with Cherry Peppers

2010 Festival Winners Floyd Harvest Festival
 Category: Bread & Butter Pickles
Grand Champion and 1st Place: Bread & Butter Pickles

Category: Canned Veg, Misc. Canned Veg
Reserve Champion and1st Place: Sweet and Spicy Zavory and Mini-Bell Peppers

Category: Preserves, Mixed Fruit
1st Place: Blueberry Lime with Coriander

Category: Canned Fruit, Apples
1st Place: Cinnamon Spiced Crab Apples

Category: Pickles, Dill

Category: Canned Veg, Salsa
1st Place: Peach Salsa

Category: Canned Fruit, Peaches
1st Place: Peach Slices in Tea & Vanilla Syrup

Category: Canned Fruit, Misc.Canned Fruit
1st Place: Poached Seckle Pears in White Wine & Spices

Category: Preserves, Berry other than Strawberry
1st Place: Spicy Currant Tomato Preserves

Category: Preserves, Strawberry
1st Place: Strawberry Honey Butter with Vanilla Bean

Category: Canned Fruit, Berries
1st Place: Whole Strawberries in Vanilla Syrup

Category: Canned Fruit, Tomatoes
2nd Place: Herbed Whole Currant Tomatoes

Category: Preserves, Misc., any not listed above
2nd Place: Rhubarb Lime Jam

Category: Pickles, Sweet Cucumber
2nd Place: Sweet Gherkins

Category: Jelly, Misc., any jelly not listed above
3rd Place: Cider with Sage & Cracked Peppercorns

2009 Festival Winners Floyd Harvest Festival
Category: Preserves, Mixed Fruit
Reserve Champion and1st Place: Dried Fig & Lemon with Port Wine Jam

Category: Jelly, Misc., any jelly not listed above
Category: Preserves, Misc., any not listed above
1st Place: Lemon & Cracked Pepper Jelly
3rd Place: Peach Butter