Food Preservation

Mercer County Fair
Food Preservation – Division 26

Overall Superintendents – Stacy Welk, 873-5324 or Judy Brunmeier, 880-0326


 No early releases.

  1. Use only standard quart and pint jars or jelly glasses with lids and rings.

No paraffin wax.

  1. Goods must be labeled with the type of processing and processing time: pressure canner or water-bath. USDA food preservation guidelines MUST be followed. These standards are available from the Extension office, 873-5195.
  2. Refer to the General Rules for Open Home Economics Exhibits.
  3. Premiums and ribbons will be offered: 1st $5, 2nd $4, 3rd $3.
  4. Include methods used.
  5. Each exhibitor may win only one special premium award sponsored by Ball.

 

Award Announcement

BALL®  Fresh Preserving AWARD FOR ADULT LEVEL

presented by:

BALL®  & KERR®  Fresh Preserving PRODUCTS

Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® and Kerr®  Fresh Preserving Products, is proud to recognize today’s fresh preserving (canning) enthusiasts, so First and

Second Place Awards will be given to those individuals judged as the best in designated recipe categories.

A panel of judges will select the two best entries submitted by an adult for Fruit, Vegetable, Pickle, and Soft Spread categories. Entries must be preserved in Ball® or Ball® Collection Elite®  Jars sealed with Ball® Lids and Bands or Ball® Collection Elite® Lids and Bands, or preserved in Kerr®  Jars sealed with Kerr®  Lids and Bands or Ball® Collection Elite®  Lids and Bands. In addition, soft spread entries will be limited to recipes prepared using Ball® Pectin: Original, No Sugar Needed or Liquid.

A proof of purchase for Ball® pectin must be provided at time of entry. Entries designated First Place from each category will receive the following:

  • Two (2) Five-Dollar ($5) Coupons for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products

and one (1) Three-Dollar ($3) Coupon for Ball® Pectin Products.

Entries designated Second Place from each category will receive the following:

  • One (1) Five-Dollar ($5) Coupon for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products and one (1) Three-Dollar ($3) Coupon for Ball® Pectin Products.

Fruits (standard jar)

LOT

2601   Apples

2602   Apricots

2603   Cherries

2604   Cocktail

2605   Crabapples

2606   Fruit Juices

2607   Peaches

2608   Pears

2609   Pie Filling

2610   Plums

2611   Rhubarb

2612   Other kinds

 

Vegetables (standard jar)

LOT

2620   Beans (green)

2621   Beans (yellow)

2622   Beets

2623   Carrots

2624   Corn (whole kernel)

2625   Corn (cream-style)

2626   Mixed vegetables

2627   Miscellaneous tomatoes

2628   Peas

2629   Potatoes

2630   Salsa

2631   Sauerkraut

2632   Soups

2633   Tomatoes

2634   Vegetable juices

2635   Other kinds

 

Pickles (standard jar)

LOT

2640   Beets

2641   Bread and butter

2642   Corn relish

2643   Crabapples (spiced)

2644   Cucumbers (dill)

2645   Cucumbers (sweet)

2646   Cucumbers (hamburger)

2647   Pickled vegetable

2648   Pickled watermelon

2649   Relish

2650   Other kinds

Jams (standard jar)

LOT

2660   Pear

2661   Peach

2662   Raspberry

2663   Rhubarb

2664   Strawberry

2665   Strawberry combination

2666   Other than mentioned

 

Jelly (standard jar)

LOT

2670   Apple

2671   Buffalo berry

2672   Chokecherry

2673   Grape

2674   Honey

2675   Jalapeno

2676   Nanking cherry

2677   Syrup

2678   Wild plum

2679   Other kind

 

Meats (standard jar)

LOT

2685   Beef

2686   Chicken

2687   Fish

2688   Pork

2689   Sausage

2690   Miscellaneous

 

Dehydrated

LOT

2691   Fruit

2692   Meat/jerky

2693   Vegetables

2694   Miscellaneous

 

Freezer Items

LOT

2695   Jelly

2696   Miscellaneous