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NEW! Growing Aces Media Growing Competition



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NEW! Growing Aces Media Growing Competition

Showcase Your Green Thumb!

The Erie County Agricultural Societ introduced a new program this year that tied directly to its mission statement by showcasing a piece of agriculture. Each year, the Erie County Fair showcases thousands of entries from photographs to cucumbers to steers. We invited members of the media to be part of the all new, Growing Aces (a growing competition exclusive to media personality participants).

In partnership with Eden Valley Growers, participants were provided with the “Growing Aces Kit,” complete with the materials necessary to grow your plant; for 2021 we grew tomatoes!

Each of the tomatoes are judged individually based on the quality, uniformity and preparation of the specimens

The judging criteria includes….

a. Freedom of injury, disease, insect, sunburn etc.

b. Excellence in market size and quality

c. Trueness to variety type

d. Uniformity of size, shape, color and maturity

e. Attractiveness, Cleanliness, color

Here are the placings, based on a yellow ribbon, red ribbon or blue ribbon tomato….

Ben Read – 3rd

Dave Fields – 3rd

Kaylee Wendt – 3rd

Scott Patterson – 2nd

Sue O’Neil – 2nd

Brianne Kocher – 1st

Lisa Cislo – 1st

Emily Lampa/Melanie Camp – 1st

Then the first place entries get judged against each other for the champion….

Growing Aces Champion – Emily Lampa/Melanie Camp

We thank Eden Valley Growers for their support of this program!
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