Master Gardener Meeting Minutes 7/11/2013
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
Volunteers needed for the Flagstaff Community Market on Wednesday, July 24 and volunteers for Master Gardener Association refreshments for August and November. Several people did volunteer so the Community Market is staffed for July 24 and the August meeting.
Thanks to Deb Banta and Sue Madden for the refreshments.
Hattie awarded badges and certificates to three new Master Gardeners – Sue Madden, Deb Banta and Sherry Markel.
Debi reminded everyone that we will have a table at the Arboretum Plant Sale on Saturday.
Entering Your Vegetables and Flowers in the County Fair
Ron Hiebert, Carol Burris and Nick Lipinski
It is easy to enter your vegetables, flowers, canned goods, crafts and more into the Coconino County Fair. To enter, get the Fair Book at the Extension Office and other locations or go online to http://coconino.az.gov/countyfair. Fill out the appropriate entry form and send it in. Entries are due by August 9. Enter what you think might be ripe by August 28 but don’t worry if what is ready is different from what you originally entered. Changes can be easily made as long as you have an exhibitor number. When filling out the entry form, pay attention to the stated rules. If the description asks for a particular number of something – provide only that number. For example: 043100 Potatoes, Russet, 5 potatoes. If the item is to have a stem, it must have a stem. Example: 05180 Tomato, Red, ripe, 5 tomatoes. Items are judged on Market standard size, uniformity and presentation. Choose not necessarily the biggest potatoes but the best, cleanest, without blemish potatoes of the same size.
Enter flowers in the same manner. The difference for flowers is that the receiving date is August 29. Pay attention to the rules. Example: Yarrow 03680 3 stems, 1 color. The stems below the water in the vase must be visible – no leaves obscuring the stems. There are some good tips on how to choose and prepare your flowers for presentation in the Fair Book.