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Food: Fleet Farm Canned Relishes

Food: Fleet Farm Canned Relishes

August 16, 2021

Rod Zeitler of Iowa City won First Place Overall and the Sweepstakes Award in the Fleet Farm Canned Relishes competition, judged Tuesday, August 10, prior to the start of the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines claimed both Second and Third Place Overall and the Reserve Sweepstakes award.

A relish is made of chopped vegetables and or fruits cooked in vinegar and seasonings.

Entries were judged on flavor, consistency, appearance and food safety.

Complete results follow:

Beet

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

3) George Antolik, Urbandale

Bell Pepper

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Denise Bohn, Ankeny

Chili Sauce

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

3) Kim Ogle, West Des Moines

Chow-Chow

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

3) Terri Sinclair, Cumming

Chutney

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Corn

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Dill

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

3) Denise Bohn, Ankeny

End-of-the-Garden

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Hot Pepper

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Onion

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Piccalilli

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Pickle (sweet)

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Amber Lawton, Jefferson

Zucchini

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Denise Bohn, Ankeny

3) Amber Lawton, Jefferson

Relish Other Than Named

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Denise Bohn, Ankeny

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.