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Garden Game Contest 2020 


How do you play the Garden Game?

...It’s easy!

Step 1. Pick the biggest veggie in your garden

Step 2. Choose one of our three socially distant methods for entering your vegetables from the list below:

-Send a picture To meet the qualifications, the measurements of the vegetable must be clearly visible. In your email, please include vegetable type, your name as you would like it to appear in the paper, and the Addison County town you are from.

-Schedule a video call with us. We will observe and judge while your veggie is measured.

-Bring your prized veggie to the Addison Independent office parking lot any time from 2-5pm on Thursdays (or by appointment), where we will have a station set up for measuring, and we will get a picture of you and your veggie.

Step 3. Check the paper every week to make sure you’re still in the frontrunner spot!


Garden Game Rules:

Entries must be home grown in the greater Addison County area - Only produce entered through one the above methods will be eligible - Weekly front runners will be listed in the “Garden Game” column until another contestant provides a larger sample of that produce category (The largest entries as of Tuesday noon deadline will be listed in that Thursday’s edition) - One winner per category - Judge has final word - First place winners will be announced at sign of first frost.

Categories and Current Front Runners:
  • Artichoke (circumference)

  • Asparagus (length x circumference) Laura Asermily, Middlebury, 17"

  • Beets (circumference)

  • Broccoli (diameter) Jean Terwilliger, Cornwall, 9.5"

  • Cabbage (circumference)

  • Cantaloupe (circumference)

  • Carrot (length x circumference)

  • Cauliflower (diameter)

  • Corn (length x circumference)

  • Cucumber (length x circumference) Diane DaPolito, Weybridge, 15.5" x 9.75"

  • Eggplant (circumference x circumference)

  • Fennel (length x circumference)

  • Green bean (length) Barbara "Shulamith" Clearbridge, Middlebury, 7.5"

  • Kohlrabi (circumference)

  • Leafy greens (length x width) Pam Thomas, Whiting, 25.25" x 11.25"

  • Leek (length x circumference)

  • Melon (circumference)

  • Onion (circumference)

  • Parsnip (circumference)

  • Potato (length x circumference)

  • Pepper (circumference x circumference)

  • Pumpkin (circumference x circumference)

  • Radish (circumference) Pam Thomas, 10"

  • Rhubarb (length)

  • Rutabaga (circumference)

  • Summer squash (length x circumference)

  • Sunflower (diameter)

  • Tomato (circumference)

  • Turnip (circumference)

  • Winter squash (length x circumference)

  • Zucchini (length x circumference)

The largest vegetable in each category will be the winner of an Agway gift certificate, not to mention bragging rights for the rest of the year!


Experiencing difficulties or have questions? Email us at contests(at) and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Emailed submissions are also accepted!

Have fun!


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Addison County Independent

58 Maple Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100