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Food: Fleet Farm Canned Vegetables

Food: Fleet Farm Canned Vegetables

August 17, 2021

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

Jacqueline Riekena of West Des Moines earned Second Place Overall and the Reserve Sweepstakes Award.

Entries were judges on appearance, selection of products and food safety.

Complete results follow:

Asparagus Spears

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Beets

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Kathy Rose, Lanesboro

Carrots

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Corn with Red Peppers

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Green Beans

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Colene Hearshman, Des Moines

Mixed Vegetables

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Okra

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Sauerkraut (fermented)

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

Shelled Green Peas

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Kathy Rose, Lanesboro

Sweet Peppers (in water), pint jar

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Tomato and Vegetable Juice Blend

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

Tomato Juice

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

3) Michelle Westphal, Waterloo

Tomatoes (not cherry or grape)

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Colene Hearshman, Des Moines

Vegetable Soup (no meat)

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

White Potatoes (cubed or whole)

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

3) Kathy Rose, Lanesboro

Whole Kernel Corn

1) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

2) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

3) Brant Kassel, Des Moines

Yellow (Wax) Beans

1) Rod Zeitler, Iowa City

2) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines

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.