Mrs. Norma Smith, well-known for her green thumb and superior canning abilities, entered in 46 of the 60 categories in the Louisiana State Fair’s Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Preserves, Jelly, Jam, Pickles & Relishes competition. Mrs. Smith said she received the most blue ribbons this year than ever before. “I am truly thankful and blessed…and the 7 that didn’t place will be eaten…soon!”
The results were certainly something to write home about. 39 out of her 46 entries placed.
First (blue)–Jelly–dewberry, grape, apple. Jam–red plum. Preserves–fig, watermelon rind. Vegetables–whole green beans, okra &tomatoes, ladyfinger peas. Pickles–sweet cut, lime, bread&butter, whole dill, okra, sweet whole. Relish–green tomato, sweet dill, jalapeno. Strawberry figs, peach halves, whole figs, blackberry figs, blueberries, peach butter.
Second (red)–green tomato pickles, chili sauce, squash pickles, red plum jelly, blueberry jelly, jalapeno jelly, blackberry jelly, apple butter, blackberries, corn, and carrots.
Third (white)–salsa, scuppernong jelly, pear halves, muscadine jelly.
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