Dave's Garden Articles: By Brian Ripley
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Vegetables at the Fair
County and state fairs are a ritual of summer in many parts of the country. Chances are that amidst the cotton candy, Ferris wheels, and tractor pulls you may have stepped into the vegetable building and checked out the display of local produce from the gardeners in your community. Perhaps you were impressed by the row upon row of neatly organized and labeled exhibits. Or, quite possibly, you said to yourself “My beets and cucumbers look as good as any of these.” Either way, you are the right candidate to move from spectator to participant and bring your own vegetables to the fair.