November 12, 2003
For immediate release
Potatoes Receive Top Prize at the Royal
Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture & Forestry
Vessey Produce, also of York, was right there ensuring that it was a clean sweep for the Island. They nabbed two red ribbons with their Russet Burbanks and Red/Rose skinned varieties and two seconds in the Eramosa and Yellow fleshed variety. Skyview Farms Ltd, New Haven, walked away with the rest of the prizes by taking two firsts in the Sebago/Kennebec and Russet Norkotah sections and a second with Superiors.
In the Table Stock Potato division, Vessey Produce was declared the Champion winner. They were also named the winner of the Ontario Potato Board award for Table Stock Potatoes. They received two firsts for their Russet Burbank and Yukon Gold varieties and two seconds in the Eramosa and Red or Roseskinned sections. Jewell Produce Company were named winners of the Commercial Feature Exhibit open to growers, dealers and co-ops. They also topped the Eramosa section, while Randy Jewell came in first with his Superiors. Skyview Farms harvested two seconds and two thirds in the Table Stock sections.
Jordan Jewell, York, emerged the Champion winner in the Novice Potato Division when his Yukon Gold entry was named the winner. Marc Thibedeau of York was awarded second prize in the same section, while Logan Docherty of New Haven took a fourth. Cecil Godfrey took a third prize in the garden and gourmet potato competition as well as a sixth with a Russet Burbank entry and an eleventh placing for his Early Maturing variety. Logan Docherty also picked up a seventh with his Long Russet entry.
Following are the results:
Superior: 1. Jewell Produce, 2. Skyeveiw Farms Ltd.
Russett Burbank: 1. Vessey Produce, 2. Jewell Produce Company
Eramosa: 1. Jewell Produce Company, 2. Vessey Produce
Sebago, Kennebec or other white: 1. Skyeview Farm
Yukon Gold: 1. Jewell Produce, 2. Vessey Produce
Russeta Norkotah: 1. Skyeview Farm
Norland or other Red/Rose skinned: 1. Vessey Produce
Champion and Reserve: 1. Jewell Produce Company, 2. Jewell Produce Company
Canadian Horticultural Council International Award, Jewell Produce Company
TABLE STOCK POTATOES
Superior: 1. Randy Jewell, 3. Skyeview Farm
Russett Burbank: 1. Vessey Produce
Eramosa, Irish Cobbler, Warba, Jemseg: 1. Jewell Produce, 2. Vessey Produce
Sebago, Kennebec Cherokee or other whites: 2. Skyeview Farm
Yukon Gold: 1. Vessey Produce, 2. Randy Jewell, 3. Skyeview Farm
Russet Norkotah, Frontier: 1. Skyeview Farm
Norland or other Red or Roseskinned: 2. Vessey Produce
Champion: Vessey Produce
Commercial Feature Exhibit: Jewell Produce Company
Ontario Potato Board Award: Vessey Produce
Early Maturing Superior, Jemseg or other Early: 3. Jordan Jewell, 7. Marc Thibedeau, 8. Logan Docherty, 11. Cecil Godfrey
Yellow Flesh: 1. Jordan Jewell, 2. Marc Thibedeau, 4. Logan Docherty
Long Russet: 3. Jordan Jewell, 4. Marc Thibedeau, 6. Cecil Godfrey, 7. Logan Docherty
Garden & Gourmet or Unusual Potato: 3. Cecil Godfrey
Champion: Jordan Jewell