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Department 11 - Jr Home and Dairy Products

Superintendent: Bonnie Diehl, (814-652-5492)


Baked goods will be received Monday, July 25, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. after being registered in the Junior 4-H Building. See Department 11-24 Rules.

1. Entries must be made by the exhibitor from scratch. NO MIXES!
2. Fresh bake goods will be sold at 4-H Auction unless specified otherwise. A portion will remain for display. Proceeds will go for the 4-H Building Fund.
3. No baked goods needing refrigeration accepted.
4. Please bring breads & rolls in plastic bags.
5. Each class in Section 15A will be judged for a BEST OF SHOW, winner will receive a Rosette and $10.
6. All baking participants will receive a Red Star Yeast coupon.
7. All baking entries using yeast in Class 1 Bread and Class 2 Rolls will be entered in a Red Star drawing to win one of (3) RED STAR Yeast banded items. Exhibitors must use Red Star Yeast and attach an empty packet or photo to their recipe entry.

Jr Home Baked Products

Classes - Section 15A

CLASS... $3 $2.50 $1.50

A Loaf White Bread
B Loaf Nut Bread
C Loaf Raisin Bread
D Other
A Cinnamon Rolls (6)
B Rolls - white (6)
C Basket of Fancy Yeast Rolls
D Biscuits (6)
E Corn Bread (4 pieces)
F Muffins (6) - (at least 6) at least 3 different kinds
CLASS... $7 $5 $4
A Chocolate Layer
B White Layer
C Gold Layer
D Angel Cake
E Sponge
F Chiffon
G Spice
H Any other kind
I Four (4) Decorated cup cakes, white or chocolate
CLASS... $5 $4 $3
A Apple
B Cherry
C Peach
D Shoo-fly
E Any other except cream pie
CLASS... $3 $2.50 $1.50
A Drop Cookies
B Ice box or sliced
C Rolled
D Bar
E Filled
F No Bake
G Brownies
H Gobs (4)
I PA Preferred COOKIE, BROWNIE OR BAR BAKING CONTEST (See special rules below.)
CLASS... $3 $2.50 $1.50
7 HOMEMADE CANDIES (1/2 lb. must be shown)
A Chocolate Fudge
B Divinity Fudge
C Chocolate Creams
D Caramel Fudge
E Fondant
F Seafoam
G Candied Fruit Peel
H Peanut Butter Fudge

PA PREFERRED Junior Baking Contest

2022 PA Preferred® Junior Baking Contest Cookies, Brownies and Bars
1. Open to any individual amateur baker (ages 8 through 18 at the time of the fair’s contest) who is a Pennsylvania resident. One entry per person.
2. Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this PA Preferred® Junior Baking contest at any other fair in 2022.
3. Entry must be six (6) individual sized portions of the baked entry item.
4. Entire entry must be made from scratch. No pre-packaged ingredients may be used (ex: pre-made mixes, cookie dough, pie crust, frosting, etc.). All ingredients and decorations must be edible.
5. At least two (2) PA Preferred® or locally purchased ingredients must be used in the recipe. Some examples of qualifying ingredients include grains (such as oats or flour), butter, milk, eggs, fruits and/or vegetables.
6. A PA Preferred® logo is not required because not all PA Preferred® products carry the label. The name of the ingredient and the source is sufficient (see example). Contact RA-AGPAPreferred@pa.gov for any assistance with qualifying ingredients.
7. Entry must be submitted for judging on a food safe disposable setting. (All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will not be returned.)
8. Recipe(s) must be submitted with the entry, printed on one side of 8-1/2” x 11” paper. Recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions. The name of each PA Preferred® ingredient or locally purchased ingredient must be clearly listed clearly along with the source that made/grew the product (ex: PA Preferred Milk – Galliker’s brand or Apples - Smith Farm Orchard). Entrant’s name, age, address and phone number must
be printed on the back side of all the pages. (All recipes and cookies-brownies-bars will become the property of the Fair or PA Farm Show and will not be returned.)
9. Refrigeration is not available at the fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after judging for food safety reasons.
10. Judging criteria:
Flavor: 30 points (aroma, taste, good balance of flavorings)
Texture: 25 points (appropriate for the type of cookie, brownie or bar)
Inside Characteristics: 20 points (even grain, evenly baked; free from air pockets)
Outside Characteristics: 15 points (uniform size, shape, appearance; overall appeal)
Creativity: 10 points
TOTAL: 100 points
First Place Winner is eligible for the 2023 PA Farm Show competition.
Premiums for the 2023 PA FARM SHOW Competition: 1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $100, 4th - Rosette, 5th - Rosette
SPONSOR: PA Preferred TM

Jr Canned Products

Canned products this section must be single varieties in standard one-quart clear glass jars with new 2-piece lids. No zinc-type lids permitted.

Classes - Section 15B

CLASS... $1.50 $1.00

A Apples
B Applesauce
C Blackberries
D Blueberries or Huckleberries
E Cherries with Pits
F Cherries Pitted
G Currants
H Elderberries
I Peaches
J Pears
K Plums
L Raspberries
M Rhubarb
CLASS... $2.50 $2.00
2 DISPLAY - 3 varieties of canned fruits and berries
CLASS... $1.50 $1.00
A Asparagus
B Beans, green
C Beans, yellow
D Beans, lima
E Beets
F Carrots
G Corn
H Mixed Vegetables
I Peas
J Succotash
K Tomatoes
L Vegetable Soup
CLASS... $2.50 $2.00
4 DISPLAY - 3 varieties canned vegetables

CLASS... $1.50 $1.00
A Beans
B Beets
C Chow-Chow
D1 Corn Relish
D2 Pepper Relish
E1 Bread & Butter
E2 Dill Pickles
E3 Mixed Pickles
E4 Mustard Pickles
E5 Sour Pickles
E6 Sweet Pickles
F1 Catsup
F2 Chili Sauce
G Miscellaneous

Jr Jellies, Jams, Marmalade, and Preserves

Must be in pint or jelly jars.

Classes - Section 15C

CLASS... $2 $1.50
A Apple
B Blackberry
C Cherry
D Crabapple
E Currant
F Elderberry
G Grape
H Plum
I Quince
J Raspberry
K Any other kind
CLASS... $3.50 $3.00
2 DISPLAY - 3 varieties of jellies
CLASS... $2 $1.50
A Blackberry
B Cherry
C Currant
D Elderberry
E Peach
F Plum
G Raspberry
H Strawberry
I Any other kind

CLASS... $2 $1.50
A Apricot
B Grape
C Grapefruit
D Orange
E Peach
F Pear
G Pineapple
H Plum
I Any other kind
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