First of all, if you happen to know the name of the purple and white speckled beans you see above please, please, please let me know in the comment section below. I absolutely must grow them next year.
Yesterday I had an appointment in Puyallup, so I decided to pop by the Puyallup Fair while I was in town. Admission was free up until noon with a donation of a canned food item.
For the most part, I’m not into big crowds, fried food, long lines for rides and people trying to sell rain gutters or hot tubs. But, display a few vegetables and farm animals, and I’m show up.
My favorite part about the whole fair was the fruit and vegetable displays.
I keep telling myself that one of these days I am going to enter a vegetable in the fair to be judged.
Holy smokes! Take a look at this giant kohlrabi. How do you even cut into it, let alone eat it?
What does it take to be a blue ribbon winner anyway?
How are you suppose to know what the judges are looking for?
Perfect fruits and vegetables? Unusual ones? Do you get bonus points for heirlooms?
Can you bribe a judge with a free case of free zucchini?
These are all important questions I need answered before I enter something next year.
Have you ever won a blue ribbon at a county fair before?
What does it take to win?
Mavis needs to know!
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