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Food Preservation

FOOD PRESERVATION (Q)

Superintendent: Minnie Knych knych@rockisland.com Location: www.sjcfair.org

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Entries are on-line; please submit photos of your Food Preservation entries.

ENTRY RULES:

Judging will be done using current USDA recommended standards. Bulletins with this information are available from the County Extension office.Superintendents retain the right to disqualify any entry not meeting these standards.

  1. Products entered must be processed within the 12 months prior to the Fair.
  2. All entries must be prepared using WSU, Ball/Kerr, Pectin Box, and USDA or he book, So Easy to Preserve published by University of GA recommendations & recipes.
  3. ANY PRODUCT SEALED BY INVERSION METHOD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  4. Entry tag must be complete with all pertinent information.
  5. Water bath processed canned goods must be in standard canning jars (such as Kerr, Ball, Ideal) and sealed with lids.
  6. Please check USDA recipes for processing times requirement on size jars.
  7. All jars must be clean.
  8. Honey Entries: Must be in glass jar. NO PLASTIC.
  9. Vinegars must not be touching lid. Use glass containers with screw cap or cork. NO plastic. Indicate whether the vinegar is infused or fermented.
  10. Dried foods must be exhibited in clear glass jars. Plastic bags will be disqualified.
  11. JAMS AND JELLIES SEALED WITH PARAFFIN WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  12. COLORED JARS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR JUDGING.

Class I: Fruit

Class II: Vegetables

Class III: Canned Meat and Seafood

Class IV: Fruit Spreads Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, & Butters

Lot 1: JAMS

Lot 2: JELLIES

Lot 3: Conserves & Fruit Butters

Lot 4: Marmalades

Lot 5: Preserves

Lot 6: Syrups

Class V: Honey

Lot 1. Comb

Lot 2. Honey

Lot 3. Pollen

Lot 4. Other

Class VI: Pickles and Relishes

Class VII: Sauces

Lot 1. Barbecue Sauce

Lot 2. Catsup

Lot 3. Chili Sauce

Lot 4. Horseradish

Lot 5. Mustard

Lot 6. Salsa

Lot 7. Other

Class VIII: Vinegars

Lots 1: Fermented Vinegar

Lot 2: Infused Vinegar

Class IX: Dehydrated Food STANDARDS FOR JUDGING:

  • Must be in clear glass jars
  • Include Date Processed
  • Method – Time and temperature used for processing (i.e. dehydrated 6 hours at what temperature)
  • Uniform Size and Shape
  • Free from visible mold growth and moisture;
  • Color appropriate for product, not too dark.
  • Fruit – Leathery and pliable
  • Vegetables – Brittle, hard, leathery or pliable, as applies to each vegetable
  • Leathers – Cut in 3-inch wide rolls

Lot 1. Fruit

Lot 2. Fruit Leathers

Lot 3. Vegetables

Lot 4. Nuts

Lot 5. Herbs

Lot 6. Cured & Smoked Meat & Seafood

FREEZE DRIED PRODUCTS – are welcome to be entered in this category.

RULES: Meat and Seafood Jerky must be dried according to instructions in CSU Safe Meats or from University of GA So Easy To Preserve

Class X. MIXES

  • Mixes should be in clear glass jars and must have contents and a recipe attached.
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