Fair Book Classes & Competitions

Class 7 Preserves

COMMITTEE: Lois Plummer (599-5552), Faye Myles, Lise Garrett, Meg Boyd

Note: ALL JARS to be sealed with NEW tops and rings. Tags to be secured with elastic at neck of jar.

Prizes for Nos. 1 – 6 1st - $5, 2nd - $4, 3rd - $3

Canned Fruit - Pint or 500ml jars only, sealed.


  1. Cherries
  2. Pears
  3. Peaches
  4. Applesauce, no spice
  5. Tomatoes, plain
  6. Raspberries

Prizes for Nos. 7 - 35 1st - $5, 2nd - $4, 3rd - $3

Jam and Conserves - Half-pint or 250ml jars only, sealed.


  1. Black Currant Jam
  2. Blueberry Jam
  3. Peach Jam, cooked
  4. Raspberry Jam, freezer
  5. Raspberry Jam, cooked
  6. Strawberry Jam, freezer
  7. Strawberry Jam, cooked
  8. Pear Jam
  9. Cherry Jam
  10. Rhubarb Pineapple Jam

Jellies - Half -pint or 250ml jars only, sealed. NO 500 ml OR PINT JARS ARE PERMITTED

  1. Apple Jelly, name apple
  2. Red Currant Jelly
  3. Grape Jelly

Pickles - No colour added. Pint or 500ml jars only, sealed. NO 1000 ml OR QUART JARS ARE PERMITTED

  1. Salsa
  2. Icicle, no food colouring
  3. Spaghetti Sauce
  4. Zucchini Relish
  5. Dill Beans
  6. Beets
  7. Dill Cucumbers, plain
  8. Chili Sauce
  9. Bread and butter
  10. Cucumber Relish
  11. BBQ Sauce

Other - pint or 500ml jars only, sealed. NO 1000 ml OR QUART JARS ARE PERMITTED

  1. French Dressing
  2. Cooked Salad Dressing
  3. Corn Relish, sealed
  4. Red Pepper Relish
  5. Pickled eggs

Bernardin Competitions

For recipes and helpful hints on Home Canning, visit www.bernardin.ca

The Fair Board offers 2nd & 3rd prizes of $4 and $3

  1. Best of Show

Must use Bernardin Lids. Must have entered minimum of 3 sections in Class 7

$30 Voucher & Rosette

  1. SNAP Lid / Mason Craft Competition

Entries must utilize BERNARDIN SNAP Lid(s) and /or BERNARDIN Mason Jars in creating a decorative or functional product

Prize $20 Voucher & Rosette
Winner may enter National Contest at Royal Winter Fair

  1. Gift Basket Award

Must include three (3) filled Bernardin Mason Jars, SEALED with Bernardin SNAP Lids and label for proof of purchase of pectin. Items must be in an appropriate container and itemized. Maximum cost of containers and contents not to exceed $20. May decorate for any theme. Additional items required.

Prize $30 Voucher & Rosette

  1. Best Homemade Jelly – Love Apple Jelly

Half pint or 250ml jar, sealed - recipe and proof of purchase required


8 cups sliced tomatoes - 12 medium

1/2 cup water

3 dried chili peppers

3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

3 1/4 cups granulated sugar

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 pkg (57g) BERNARDIN fruit pectin

Sterilize four (4) 250 ml jars

Combine prepared tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, chilies and basil in large stainless steel saucepan. Boil gently for 25 minutes until tomatoes are soft.

Put in jelly bag and let drip to collect juice.

Measure sugar and set aside.

Measure 1 3/4 cups juice in large saucepan. Add lemon juice. Whisk in fruit pectin until dissolved.

Stirring often, bring mixture to boil over high heat. Add sugar stirring constantly return mixture to a full rolling boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim foam. Pour into jars and put lids on to seal.

Prize $20 Voucher & Rosette

We encourage Bernardin Home Canning Winners to enter competitions at the annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair held in early November in Toronto. For details see www.royalfair.org (Look for Competition Book - Canning Competition)


Prizes for Nos. 40-44: 1st - $5, 2nd - $4, 3rd - $3

  1. Homemade candy, chocolate fudge, 6 pieces
  2. Homemade candy, peanut brittle 6 pieces
  3. Homemade candy, maple cream fudge, 6 pieces
  4. Arrangement of fresh fruit, 6 varieties or more
  5. Maple Syrup, 250 ml jar, sealed
  6. Highest Points............................................ PRIZE
  7. 2nd Highest Points...................................... PRIZE
  8. 3rd Highest Points...................................... PRIZE

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