Well my timing was a bit off. I had intended to enter the Canberra Show 25-27 February, this year with some of my jams and preserves – entires closed yesterday, rats!
However bearing the vicissitudes of veggie gardening in mind the garden produce section is much more lenient with its entry deadlines. Those with produce in their garden have until the 17th to get a postal entry in and late phone entries on the 22nd are permissable, even entries on the day of judging (24th February) are a possibility, but only if space permits. By the way the garden produce section also includes eggs.
Having a look at the schedule (available along with the entry form), there are plenty of categories to choose from. Wow, I’ve just discovered that there is actually a class for unripe tomatoes!! things are looking up. We are no where near ready with corn or eggplants, but we can have a tilt at the potato and garlic classes.
There is also a school childrens section and a novelty fruit and vegetable sculpture section so get those children working! BTW if you find the inner child in yourself making an appearance there is also an ‘Open’ section in the fruit and vegetable sculpture class.