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Fresh Produce Competition 18th Feb

CALLING ALL ENTRIES from, farmers, small scale growers, home growers and avid gardeners. Bring your fresh produce and enter it in the fresh produce competition – 4pm to 8pm 18 Feb!

Due to COVID implications the Maitland Show has been postponed but the PRODUCE COMPETITION will GO AHEAD as planned. So put your best foot forward and bring your beautiful vegetables to the Maitland Showground and enter them in our fresh produce competition.

We will be accepting entries in all classes from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 18th February at the McDonald Pavilion under the grandstand. Entry fee is a tiny $1 for each entry (up to 10 entries). Additional entries are free.

Slow Food Hunter Valley is proudly sponsoring prizes for the produce classes this year. With recent rain and milder weather, we are hoping for a really spectacular number of entries.


Please note, the produce section will only open to exhibitors and authorised officials. While the public cannot attend, we do plan to share photographs of the produce on our social media pages.

Entry Forms

Option 1: To enter, download and complete the entry form, bring your completed entry form and produce to the McDonald Pavilion under the grandstand on Thursday 18th Feb (between 4pm and 8pm). You can pay the entry free at the pavilion when you drop off your produce.

Option 2: Alternatively, bring your produce to the Slow Food stand at the Earth Market on Thursday 18th Feb (between 8.30am and 12 noon). Complete an entry form (download it or pick one up from the Slow Food stand) and leave the produce, entry form and your entry fee with us. We will get it to the Showground, ready for the judging on Friday morning.

Don’t Die Wondering

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE if you have any questions, text Anne Kelly on 0488 626 295 or email Anne at slowfoodhuntervalley@gmail.com. We encourage all growers to enter this competition and be recognised for the incredible work you do throughout the year.

The competition is part of the horticulture schedule and will be overseen by Slow Food Hunter Valley.

If you would like more details on how to enter, the entry categories (or classes), details of when the produce must be available and more, see pages 5 and 6 of the information brochure (note, this brochure was printed when the Maitland Show was expected to go ahead so information in pages 1 to 4 may no longer valid).

Are you Growing This Produce?

Are you growing any of the produce in classes (categories) 1 – 40? We’d love to see your entry. Remember, full details of all classes can be found in pages 5 and 6 of the information brochure (note, this brochure was printed when the Maitland Show was expected to go ahead so information in pages 1 to 4 may no longer valid).


With categories in Queensland Blue, Butternut, Gramma (round), Gramma (trombone) and any other variety of pumpkin and any other varieties of gramma.


With categories in plait of garlic, bunch of three garlic (same variety) and mixed variety of three garlic.


With categories in six brown (in a carton), six white (in a carton), six mixed (in a carton) and a basket of mixed quail eggs.


With a category of mixed varieties (minimum five).


With categories in mixed varieties (three varieties) and minimum three of one variety.


With categories in plate of red cherry tomatoes, three truss tomatoes and old fashioned varieties of tomatoes (minimum three varieties).


With categories in crystal apple (minimum three), richmond green (minimum three) and any other varieties (minimum three varieties).


With a category of mixed varieties (minimum three).


With a category of three cobs of corn. 


With categories in snake beans (minimum ten), green beans (minimum ten) and any other beans (minimum ten).


Watermelons with categories in moon and star, tiger stripe and any other variety.

Two rockmelons.

Two honey dew melons.

Carrots and onions

With categories in bunch of six carrots, six white onions, six brown onions and six onions of any other variety.

And the Rest

With categories in any vegetable not mentioned, miscellaneous fruit/s (figs, grapes, nuts etc.),  bunch of herbs (minimum three varieties with stems in water) and basket of mixed salad vegetables.