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  • All canned exhibits to be in standard quart, pint, or half-pint jars (Kerr, Mason, or Ball).  Jars and lids should be of same manufacturer.  All residue must be cleaned from jars.
  • All containers must have a removable label placed on or with the jar (a good way to attach a label is with a rubber band or small piece of scotch tape).  Indicate kind, date, and method of processing (pressure or hot water bath, raw pack), pound of pressure and processing time.  Canning preservation methods other than pressure or hot water bath will not be accepted for entry.  If label is not complete, your entry could be disqualified.
  • Judging will be done with USDA recommendations.
  • To ensure a qualified entry, you may refer to: a current “Ball Blue Book Guide to Home Canning, Freezing, and Dehydration” and /or “USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning.”
  • Your name and address must be given to the office at the time of registration in order to receive Food Preservation Awards.  A proof of purchase for “Ball Pectin” must be provided.

Class I    Fruit

    Section

        1   Apples

        2   Apricots

        3   Berries

        4   Prunes

        5   Plums

        6   Pears

        7   Cherries

        8   Huckleberries

        9   Peaches

       10  Rhubarb

       11  Other

 

Class II    Vegetables

    Section

        1   Asparagus

        2   Beans (green)

        3   Beans (yellow)

        4   Beets

        5   Carrots

        6   Corn

        7   Ketchup

        8   Peas

        9   Pumpkin

        10 Salsa

        11 Sauerkraut

        12 Tomatoes

            13 Medley (mix of 3)

        14 Other         

 

Class III    Jellies

    Section

        1   Apple

        2   Apricot

        3   Berries

        4   Berries (wild)

        5   Cherry

        6   Grape

        7   Peach

        8   Pear

        9   Plum

        10 Prune

        11 Raspberry

        12 Strawberry

        13 Mixture

        14 Unsweetened

        15 Other

 

Class IV    Jams

    Section

        1   Apple

        2   Apricot

        3   Berries

        4   Berries (wild)

        5   Cherry

        6   Grape

        7   Peach

        8   Pear

        9   Plum

        10 Prune

        11 Raspberry

        12 Strawberry

        13 Mixture

        14 Fruit Butter

        15 Unsweetened

        16 Other

Class V    Juices

     Section

       1   Apple

        2   Apricot

        3   Berries

        4   Berries (wild)

        5   Cherry

        6   Grape

        7   Peach

        8   Pear

        9   Prune

       10  Raspberry

       11  Strawberry

       12  Mixture

       13  Tomato

       14  Mixed Veggie

       15  Unsweetened

       16  Other

Class Vl    Syrups

     Section

       1   Apple

        2   Apricot

        3   Berries

        4   Berries (wild)

        5   Cherry

        6   Grape

        7   Peach

        8   Pear

        9   Prune

       10  Raspberry

       11  Strawberry

       12  Mixture

       13  Other

Class Vll   Sauces

     Section

       1   Apple

        2   Apricot

        3   Berries

        4   Cherry

        5   Peach

        6   Pear

        7   Plum

       8  Raspberry

       9  Strawberry

       10  Mixture

 

       11  Tomato

       12  Other

Class Vlll   Pickles

     Section

        1   Beets

         2   Dill

         3   Bread & Butter

         4   Relish

         5   Sweet

         6   Dilly Beans

         7   Mixed Veggies

         8   Mustard

         9   Other

Class lX  Meat & Vegetable Protien Foods

     Section

         1   Beef

         2   Chicken

         3   Meat

         4   Fish

         5   Soup

         6   Lamb

         7   Rabbit

         8   Baked Beans

         9   Other

Class X  Dried

     Section

        1   Fruits

         2   Vegetables

         3   Meat

         4   Grains

         5   Cooking Herbs

         6   Other

Class Xl  Dried Leather

Class Xll  Gift Baskets/Soup Mixes   (Must have at least 1 "home" preserved item)

Class Xlll  Wine

      Section

       1   Apple

        2   Apricot

        3   Berries

        4   Berries (wild)

        5   Cherry

        6   Grape

        7   Peach

        8   Pear

        9   Prune

       10  Raspberry

       11  Strawberry

       12  Mixture

       13  Other

Class XlV   Miscellaneous