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Verona GarlicFestival to host awards competition
The 2007 Eastern Ontario Garlic Awards competitions will be hosted this year by the Verona Lions Garlic Festival being held at the Lions Hall in Verona on Saturday, September 1, 2007.
The competitions are open to all bona fide garlic growers in the Eastern Ontario region. Entrants do not have to be vendors at the Verona Lions Garlic Festival in order to enter. The competitions are conducted by an independent body, the Garlic Awards Foundation.
The original competitions were inaugurated at the first Glorious Garlic Festival held in Perth on August 16, 1997 and have moved around to other garlic festivals in subsequent years.
The purpose of the competitions is to encourage excellence in the local growing and production of garlic and reward such excellence by the presentation of awards. Growers compete in four Classes for the best specimen garlic bulb, the best display of a single strain, the best collection of varieties and the best garlic braid.
Diversification of garlic production is inherent in the purpose of the awards as it is important to break away from monoculture in garlic as in other farm crops.
The overall winner is presented the Woodman Trophy and declared Champion Garlic Grower for the year. The runner up is declared Reserve Champion Garlic Grower.
Champion and Reserve are determined by the highest total aggregate score awarded in all four Classes. Winners receive ribbons, certificates and cash prizes.
Entries must be pre-registered in order to compete. An entry fee for each class applies. Deadline for entries is August 30, 2007.