Vegetable gardeners prepare for River Festival
WALDOBORO — The Medomak Valley Land Trust is seeking entries for its popular vegetable contest, which will be held at the sixth annual River Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1.
This year’s categories are: biggest zucchini, most beautiful vegetable, funniest vegetable, ugliest vegetable, most colorful vegetable, most unusual vegetable, biggest tomato, smallest ripe tomato, most colorful bunch of carrots, and most colorful group of potatoes. Vegetables must be grown naturally and no makeup is allowed.
The land trust is also adding a Vegetable Photography Contest to this year’s competition. Prizes will be awarded for the most beautiful, funniest, ugliest, most colorful and most unusual vegetables. Pictures must be taken by the grower but do not have to be from the 2012 growing season.
Vegetables and photos may be brought to the River Festival, which takes place on Medomak Terrace in Waldoboro Village, and should be in place by 11 a.m. Winners will be announced during the festival and entries may be picked up at 3 p.m. that day or at the MVLT office on Monday. A vegetable can win in more than one category.
The River Festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a fun day for the whole family. Admission is free, and activities include a cookout, live music, market with offerings by farmers, artisans and community groups, touch tank, critter corner, boat rides and more.
For more information call 832-5570. Medomak Valley Land Trust has been working for more than 20 years to promote and preserve the natural, recreational, and scenic character and traditional land uses of the Medomak River watershed. For more information visit medomakvalley.org.
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