Oakhill

The Annual Produce Show 2015

East Mendip Gardening Club  ANNUAL PRODUCE SHOW

Saturday  5th September 2015  at 2.00 p.m.  Village Hall, Recreational Field,  OAKHILL

Schedule:

JUDGES
Fruit & Vegetables - Mr Brian Wilkes
Flowers - Mrs Myra Cox
Domestic - Mrs Sue Fear
Craft & Children - Mrs Di Levien
Photography - Mr Graham Nicholls

TROPHIES
SHOWERING’S CUP Highest overall aggregate
HOBHOUSE CUP Highest aggregate in garden
produce & flowers
FOUNDER’S CUP Highest aggregate in domestic
classes
CHAIRMAN’S SHIELD Best exhibit
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CUP Highest aggregate in handicraft classes
BAILEY SHIELD Highest aggregate in photography classes
BRITISH LEGION CUP Best flowering plant

For Club members only
SOCIETY SHIELD Highest aggregate in garden produce classes by a club member
FOTHERGILL’S CUP Highest aggregate in flower

classes by a club member
CHILDREN’S CLASSES
ACORN SHIELD Under 15 - Highest aggregate
COOPER CUP Under 15 - Best exhibit
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CUP - Creative Writing 8-11 years

PRIZE MONEY
Class 1 1st - 80p, 2nd - 50p, 3rd - 30p
All other classes 1st - 50p, 2nd - 40p, 3rd -30p

FRUIT & VEGETABLE SECTION
Where sizes and numbers are specified they MUST be adhered to. Please see helpful hints on page 9

Class No 1
COLLECTION OF VEGETABLES  [3 kinds, number of specimens as in classes] within a board 38cm x 38cm [15” x 15”] outside measurement.
2 BEETROOT 3 any variety
3 CHARD 6 stalks
4 SWEET CORN 1 cob
5 CARROT 3 any variety
6 MARROW 1 not to exceeding 35cm [14”]
7 COURGETTE Pair with flowers, 10cm -15cm [4 -6”]
8 CUCUMBER 1 any variety with flower
9 LETTUCE 2 any variety with roots
10 ONION 3 grown from sets
11 SPRING ONION Bunch of 6
12 SHALLOT 5
13 FRENCH BEAN 5 pods with stalks
14 RUNNER BEAN 6 pods with stalks
15 POTATO 5 white - one cultivar
16 POTATO 5 coloured - one cultivar
17 TOMATO 5 fruits with calyx any variety
18 CHERRY TOMATO 7 fruits with calyx
19 LEEK 3
20 LONGEST RUNNER BEAN with stalk [one prize only]
21 SQUASH 1 any variety
22 THE UGLIEST VEGETABLE [one prize only]
23 ANY OTHER VEGETABLE 1 specimen
24 APPLE 3 dessert with stalks
25 APPLE 3 culinary with stalks
26 PEAR 3 of one variety with stalks
27 COLLECTION OF FRUIT 3 kinds, ripe, 2 of each kind
28 RHUBARB 3 sticks
29 SOFT FRUIIT 7 of one kind
30 HERBS 5 varieties, tied in bunch, in a jar of water - varieties to be listed

FLOWER SECTION
31 SWEET PEA 5 stems
32 COSMOS 3 stems
33 DAHLIA 3 stems of one variety
34 RUDBECKIA 3 stems of one variety
35 PENSTEMON 1 stem
36 ROSE 1 specimen for scent
37 ROSE 1 specimen for bloom
38 PANSY/VIOLA 3 blooms
39 3 KINDS OF GARDEN FLOWERS [not shrubs]
40 OUTDOOR FUSCHIA 3 stems
41 VASE OF MIXED GARDEN FLOWERS [may incl. shrubs]
42 HYDRANGEA 1 head on stalk with leaves
43 ONE PERFECT BLOOM
44 FLOWERING POT PLANT Pot not to exceed 20cm [8”]
45 FOLIAGE HOUSE PLANT Pot not to exceed 20cm [8”]

FLORAL ART SECTION
46 MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY Flower Arrangement not to exceed 45cm x 45cm [18’ x 18’]
47 PURELY WHITE Table arrangement not to exceed 35cm x 35 cm [14” x 14”]
48 POSY FOR A PRINCESS not to exceed 20cm x 20cm [8” x 8’]
49 SOLITAIRE One flower stem and foliage not to exceed 30cm x 30cm [12” x 12”]

*No height restriction for Classes 46 - 49 accessories may be used in all 4 classes

OUTDOOR CONTAINER SECTION
50 SINGLE FLOWERING PLANT IN A POT  max internal measurement 20cm [8”] see back page

CHILDREN’S SECTION
51 A PLANT I HAVE GROWN FROM SEED
52 DRAWING Picture based on your handprint A4
53 COLLAGE PICTURE USING LEAVES A4
54 ANIMAL MADE FROM FRUIT AND/OR VEGETABLES
55 DECORATED PEBBLE
56 SOCK PUPPET
57 DECORATED WOODEN SPOON
58 EDIBLE PIZZA FACE can use bought base maximum 30cm [12”]
59 HOMEMADE SWEETS 5 pieces
60 DECORATED CUP CAKES 3 own recipe
61 CREATIVE WRITING - 100 YEARS AGO
Special class for 8 - 11 years see page 8

DOMESTIC SECTION
62 MARMALADE 1lb pot
63 JAM from soft fruit 1lb pot
64 JAM from stoned fruit 1lb pot
65  LEMON or LIMECURD ½ lb pot
66 PICKLE or CHUTNEY [any type] 1lb pot
67 CHOCOLATE BROWNIES see recipe page 6
68 GINGER BREAD LOAF own recipe
69 BREAD ROLLS 4 own recipe
70 SHORTBREAD ROUND own recipe 15 - 20cm [6”- 8”]
71 CHEESE SCONES 5 own recipe
72 MEN ONLY - LEMON-SYRUP CAKE see recipe page 7
73 WOMEN ONLY - LEMON-SYRUP CAKE see recipe page 7

CRAFT SECTION
74 GREETINGS CARD max A4
75 ITEM OF JEWELLERY any medium
76 CUSHION not to exceed 50cm x 50cm [20” x 20”]
77 LAVENDER BAG
78 ITEM MADE OF WOOL OR OTHER YARN
79 TEDDY FOR CHARITY see centre insert for pattern
80 DRAWING OR PAINTING not to exceed 35cm x 50cm [15” x 20”]
81 ITEM OF PATCHWORK not to exceed 120cm [48”]
82 ANY HANDICRAFT NOT IN OTHER CLASSES

PHOTOGRAPHY SECTIONS
SUBJECT
83 A MENDIP MOMENT not to exceed 17cm x 12 cm [7” x 5”]
84 A VIEW THROUGH “
85 CLOSE UP “
86 INTO THE WOODS “
87 WHEELS “

N.B. FOLLOW EITHER METRIC OR IMPERIAL MEASURES

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
150g butter or margarine 3 eggs (separated)
150g plain chocolate 60g ground almonds
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 75g chopped walnuts
150g caster sugar 60g cornflour

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) gas mark 4. Grease and line a pan approx. 20 cm square.  Melt chocolate with coffee granules over pan hot water. Leave to cool slightly. Cream butter/margarine and sugar. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Fold in ground almonds, walnuts, sifted cornflour and melted chocolate and coffee mixture. Whip the egg whites to a soft peak and fold in gently. Pour into tin.  Bake for 45-55 minutes. Cover with greaseproof paper after 30 minutes if needed. It is cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in tin for 15 minutes before cooling on wire rack.

N.B. FOLLOW EITHER METRIC OR IMPERIAL MEASURES

LEMON-SYRUP CAKE
125g unsalted butter 125g self-raising flour
175g caster sugar pinch of salt
2 large eggs 4 tablespoons milk
zest of 1 lemon

For the syrup                                For the glaze
juice of 1 ½  lemons                      juice of ½ lemon
100g icing sugar                           150g icing sugar

Method
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) gas mark 4. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.  Cream together butter and sugar and add eggs and lemon zest, beating them in well. Gently fold in the flour and the salt, mixing thoroughly and then add the milk. Spoon the batter into your prepared tin and bake for 45 mins or until cake tester comes out clean.

For the syrup: Put the lemon juice and icing sugar into a small saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. As soon as cake is out of oven, puncture all over with skewer and pour over the syrup. Leave cake to cool completely before removing from the tin.

For the glaze: Combine lemon juice and icing sugar until smooth and white, add a little more icing sugar if needed. Make sure your cake is completely cool before drizzling with the glaze.

Calling all stall holders, local groups, charities and car-boot enthusiasts (£5) - if you would like to join us on Saturday 5th September please contact Adel Avery Tel: 01749 840240

For all children 8 - 11 years Class no 61

Write a short story entitled ‘100 Years Ago’.  The story must begin with the words ‘100 years ago’ and include the words food, friend, home, horse, old, soldier in any order. One side of an A5 page.    Special prize - cup given by the Royal British Legion

No entry fee

HELPFUL HINTS

General - Read the schedule carefully. Make sure you know the numbers to enter, measurements, materials and details.

Vegetables, Flower, Pot Plants - All should ideally be in pristine condition, unblemished and unwashed (except for root vegetables) as fas as possible. Fruit should not be washed.  Vegetables in the same class should match as far as possible in size, colour and shape. Beetroot flesh should be uniform in colour.Cucumbers and courgettes should be displayed with the flower. Tomatoes should have their calyxes on. Rhubarb should be pulled and have their leaves cut off to 75mm from the base of the leaf. Root vegetables should have their leaves cut to 75mm from the base and radishes 40mm.  Fruit should not be washed.  Floral arrangements - Shape, thought and effort are what the judges are looking for. Plant material should be in pristine condition and in water-retaining material e.g. foam, moss etc. Large headed flowers should be at the bottom to provide a focus to the display. If the display incorporates an object e.g a teapot, then the object needs to become the focal point of the display and not hidden.

Homecraft - Preserves make sure jam is set and jars are well filled.  If using a wax disc, it must cover the whole surface and the cellophane lid needs to be drum tight. If using twist tops, the lids must not be stained on the inside and any commercial references hidden on the outside. They should always ‘pop’ when opened, indicating a good seal. Please do not use wax discs and twist lids together on the same jar. Jars should be labelled with date and contents. Pickles and chutneys should be matured before showing.  Lemon Curd should not have a twist top. Cheese Scones plain cutter to be used.

Handicrafts - The Judge will look for finish, detail, artistic sense and colour. Mixed media would be three or more materials

SHOW RULES

1 Exhibits must be staged between 8.30a.m. and 10.30a.m. on the morning of the show.
2 Prizes will be presented at 3.00p.m.
3 All exhibits to remain until 3.30p.m. and it is hoped that exhibitors will leave their exhibits for sale, the proceeds from which will be used to cover expenses incurred by the East Mendip Gardening Club.
4 All exhibits must be produced by the exhibitor.
5 Exhibits not according to schedule will not be judged.
6 Each class number may be entered twice.
7 The committee will not be liable for the loss or damage to exhibits, persons or property.
8 No unauthorised people will be allowed in the hall during judging
9 The decision of the judges will be final.
10 Points will be awarded on individual entries as follows:-

1st - 12pts, 2nd - 8pts, 3rd - 4 pts.

Also each entry for a subsection of a class will gain 1 pt.  These additional points to contribute towards the aggregate scored for which the trophy/cup is awarded.

11 It will be at the judge’s discretion whether prizes will be awarded in classes containing two entries or less.
12 Prize money to be collected from the treasurer on the day of the show.

ENTRY FORM.  Completed entry forms must be handed to a committee member by 5.00p.m. on Friday 4th September or brought to the Village Hall between 7.00p.m. and 9.00p.m. that evening.

NO ENTRY FORMS OR LATE ENTIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW.    ENTRY FEE - ALL CLASSES 25P, CHILDREN’S CLASSES 10P
Children may enter any adult class, [25p per class].

Enter Class 79 and Knit a Teddy for Charity:  Teddies for Tragedies or Trauma Teddies.

Doctors who treat children in third world or war torn countries are asking for them as they have found that children who have their own teddies to cuddle in their cots get better quicker than those who don't have one. Each child keeps his own teddy and can take it home, so the doctors need a continual supply.

Knit a bear and enter it into Class 79 to be judged and then please donate it to help a child. Instructions overleaf. Follow them exactly.  The bears will be passed to the various charities that distribute them.

If you enjoy making the bear please make more and contact:-  Jane Evans tel 01749 840660 or [email protected]

Instructions
Size 10 or 3.5mm needles. Double knitting wool Main colour – Fawn – for head and paws. Trouser colour, Jumper colour, Scarf colour.
Cast on 10 stitches main colour, knit 10 rows. Change to trouser colour and knit 30 rows. Make another leg in the same way. Knit across all 20 stitches and work 16 rows. Change to jumper colour and knit 24 rows.  Change to main colour for head and also change to stocking stitch. Work for 5½ inches [14cm] – (approx 46 rows depending on  wool) – and change to jumper colour. Continue remainder of Teddy in reverse order.  Stitch down the sides of the head. With jumper colour, pick up 8 stitches either side of neck join [16 stitches in all] and knit 20 rows.  Change to main colour and knit 10 rows for paws.  Sew up Teddy leaving opening in the crotch for stuffing. Sew diagonal top corners for ears before stuffing. Please stuff Teddy with only polyester or other healthy padding. Foam rubber is not recommended as babies may chew it. Sew up crotch seam. Run a thread through the knitting around the neck to draw it in. Sew a happy face on Teddy. For mouth please use either stem stitch or back stitch. 

Scarf. Cast on 75 stitches, knit 4 rows and cast off. Sew scarf on Teddy by sewing firmly to back of neck. Do not sew down at front.   Please do not deviate from the pattern as we like all Teddies to look the same.