While researching traditional fruit preserves, I came upon information regarding the Minnesota State Fair, and how creating these delicious preserves was a competition for Best in Show. I thought a competitive edge would be fun and a great challenge. I looked up my district, Clark County Nevada, and learned the fair was that coming weekend!! Within 48 hours I had my lot of a dozen flavors ready to go and entered in the fair.
As a first timer, I was so excited to be apart of this event and see what others in my community were creating! I lost a few point here and there on things like presentation, (for example, I did not add fabric of ribbon to my jars) something I had never even considered. I was pleased to find out that the judge’s found many of my flavors to be on the exceptional side, leaving many wonderful comments and detailed score cards.
I was absolutely delighted with the results of my 2013 Clark County Fair Home Science scores for my jams and preserves. As a beginner, only in my first year, I feel proud of how far I’ve come, and look forward to only getting better each year to come!!
HomeMaking Queen’s objective is to provide good wholesome food, free of hidden ingredients. In that same manner, I am happy to disclose all product testing and scores publicly. I am proud to make quality products, with simple and natural ingredients.
HomeMaking Queen’s 2013 Clark County Nevada Fair Entries & Scores:
2013 CC Fair – Home Sciences
|Peach Beach||97||Adult Judge’s Choice|
|Yummy Rummy Cherry PIC||95||Adult Judge’s Choice|
|Mango Chutney||93||Adult Judge’s Choice|
|Upsidedown Pineapple Cherry||90||Adult Judge’s Choice|
|Blueberry Jam||98||Blue Ribbon|
|Pure Pineapple||95||Blue Ribbon|
|Strawberry Lemonada||93||Blue Ribbon|
|Cranberry Apple Preserves||91||Blue Ribbon|
|Pear Apple Cider||90||Blue Ribbon|
|Blackberry Pomegranate Chambord||88||Blue Ribbon|
|Pineapple Rum Island||87||Blue Ribbon|
|Apple Jack||86||Blue Ribbon|
|Spiced Peach||85||Blue Ribbon|
|Island Punch||85||Blue Ribbon|
|Winter Berry 2012||85||Blue Ribbon|
|Pure Peach||84||Red Ribbon|
|Apple Cranberry Cider||82||Red Ribbon|