Youth Garden Project’s Produce & Preserves: Get ready for Harvest Fest

Photo courtesy of YGP

The Youth Garden Project’s Harvest Festival is just around the corner – Sept. 21 – and organizers remind everyone of two exciting contests to enter.

Enter homegrown fruits and vegetables in the Blue Ribbon Produce Contest. The produce will be judged and displayed with entries accepted for Classic, Largest, Weirdest, Most Anatomically Correct, Flower Arrangement, Biggest Tumbleweed, Longest Bindweed.

The Jam and Pickle Contest features home-cooked jams and pickles. Each person can submit one pint of jam and one or two pints of pickles. Submissions must include a list of ingredients, the name of the product and the participant’s name. The judging in this contest will be by popular vote among attendees and submissions can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from now until Sept. 20.

There will be prizes for each winner.

The festival takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Youth Garden Project, 530 South 400 East.

Contest details

Blue Ribbon Produce: physical submissions encouraged, accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept 20. Digital submissions are welcome. Snap a picture and send to [email protected].

Send the submission category, measurements, and a description. Digital entries will be accepted through Sept. 16. Visit for more information or call 435-259-2326.