ImageThe time honored traditions of harvest festivals and fairs are alive and well in the 21st Century. Dave's Garden has taken this a step further, hosting the virtual County Fair. Members from around the world and all walks of life come together each year to celebrate another growing season. The 'Best of the Garden' did not disappoint and the entries this year were wonderful!

Winners received a one year subscription to Dave's Garden and a virtual blue ribbon for their profile page. Members from around the world shared the best of their harvest, crafts and landscapes. At least four different countries are represented among the winning entries! Please join us as we honor the winners and runners-up with this special showcase. By clicking on the winning image, the full-sized image will be viewable, along with the second place, third place and runners up. The winning recipe is posted and the link to the Cooking Forum will take readers to those runners up. You'll need to be logged in to view the recipes, so contact the Helpdesk if you need assistance with that.

Dave's Garden hosts several photo contests each year, starting with the Invasive Species Contest in the spring and winding up with the Annual Photography Contest inthe middle of October. Winners of our Annual Photo contest are honored by being featured on the Dave's Garden Calendar we offer to members each year, so start gathering your images and get ready to enter that on shortly!


Favorite Arts and Crafts by Picabo

canned goods

Favorite Canned or Preserved Foods by Onthebit


Favorite Domesticated Pet by neroli

flower arrangement

Favorite Flower Arrangement by haighr


Favorite Balcony or Patio Garden by Nanth333


Favorite Barn by Picabo

sweet treats

Favorite Homemade Sweet Treats by Picabo

fresh fruit

Favorite Fresh Fruit by DiggingJohnny

farm animal

Favorite Farm Animal by OutsidePlaying


Favorite Fresh Vegetables by Audrey


Favorite Poultry by LadyAshleyR

veggie garden

Favorite Vegetable Garden by haighr


Favorite Quilt by shihtzumom





Favorite Recipe by Annabelle15

Clean You're Pantry Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

1/2 cup butter, melted

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 can sweetened condensed milk

4-1/3 cups total of a variety of add-ins in any amount of: Chips - white, semi-sweet, dark and/or milk chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon etc.,nuts - walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts etc ( this is where you clean out the cupboard) coconut, raisins or other dried fruits, coarsely chopped candy bars or candy-coated chocolate pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F if glass or dark pan used).
Grease 9x13 pan. Mix butter and graham cracker crumbs.
Press into prepared pan. Evenly pour sweetened condensed milk over crust. Sprinkle top with variety* of add-ins.
Press into milk and bottom layer. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting. Makes: 24 pieces. * You could make this with just one add-in, but a variety offers different flavor sensations and multiple textures

Click this link to see the runners-up recipes