On Saturday, the West Yorkshire Organic Group held their 23rd annual Fruit and Vegetable Show at Shipley College. They have over 30 vegetable categories, 10 fruit and nut classes, a home made section for bread, cakes, jams, chutneys, wines etc and 10 categories for under 16s. Every category is judged by taste rather than by appearance. People come from all over West Yorkshire to enter their produce.
We had 12 entries and were very successful, winning certificates for no less than 8 of these:
In the main vegetable classes, we won First Prize for a marrow and Second Prize for our broad beans. We also got Third Prize for our pink fir apple potatoes.
In the Children’s section we won First prize for potatoes, Second prize for alpine strawberries, and Third prize for onions.
In a new category entitled This Season’s Vegetable Disaster, we won First Prize for a very distressed kohlrabi which looks like an extraterrestrial creature, and Second prize for an amazingly misshaped parsnip.
It’s very gratifying to be recognised in this way for all our efforts at food growing over the last few difficult gardening months. Thanks for all your contributions and support.
From Bradford Community Environment Project who leads our weekly gardening lessons.