Food Preservation

Mercer County Fair

Home, Hobby & Garden Showcase

Food Preservation – 19

Overall Superintendent – Rita Skraba 701-870-0356


Exhibits must remain until 3 p.m. Sunday, or prize money will be withheld.
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.
Food Preservation – Division 19
Lot    Fruits (standard jar) Lot Vegetables (standard jar)
232 – Apples 256 – Beans
233 – Fruit Juices 257 – Beets
234 – Peaches 258 – Carrots
235 – Pie Filling 259 – Corn
236 – Plums 260 – Mixed Vegetables
237 – Rhubarb 261 – Peas
238 – All other, please label 262 – Potatoes
263 – Salsa
Jams & Jellies (NO freezer jams) 264 – Sauerkraut
239 – Apples 265 – Tomatoes
240 – Chokecherry 266 – Vegetable juice
241 – Honey 267 – All others, please label
242 – Jalapeno
243 – Peach Pickles/Relish/Sauces
244 – Rhubarb 268 – Beet Pickles
245 – Strawberry 269 – Bread & Butter Pickles
246 – Syrup 270 – Cucumbers – sweet
247 – Wild Plum 271 – Cucumber – dill
248 – All others, please label 272 – Mixed pickles
273 – Pickled vegetables
Meats 274 – Relish
249 – Beef 275 – BBQ sauce
250 – Chicken 276 – Pasta sauce
251 – Fish 277 – Wing sauce
252 – Sausage 278 – All other, please label
253 – All others, please label
 Dehydrated
 254 – Fruit
255 – Meat/Jerky