ONION SHOW SCHEDULE
NVS Motto: If you can’t eat it, don’t show it
PLEASE SEE RULE 2 WHICH WILL BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO. A SPECIAL GAUGE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE ON THE DAY.
IT WILL BE USED TO MEASURE EVERY ONION STEM IN CLASSES 1 AND 18.
1. The heaviest quality onion, dressed
2. Collection of Alliums, consisting of:
- 2 blanch leeks,
- 6 spring onions,
- a pot of chives grown in a 15cm (6”) pot
- 3 garlic, with 10cm ( 4”) of stem
3. 3 dressed onions grown from sets
4. 3 dressed quality onions grown from seed, 250 grms or over
5. 3 dressed quality onions grown from seed, under 250 grms
6. 9 large shallots
7. 9 pickling shallots to pass through 30mm ring
8. String of 10 red onions, tied with natural raffia
9. String of 10 white onions, tied with natural raffia
10. 3 dressed red skin onions
11. Collection of onions and shallots as follows:
- 3 onions, exceeding one exceeding 250 grms but not exceeding 1500grms.
- 3 onions, each one not exceeding 250 grms
- 6 large shallots
- 6 pickling shallots to pass through 30mm ring
12. 3 blanch leeks, at least 350mm (14”) from root plate to button
13. 2 pot leeks, maximum 150mm (6”) from root plate to button
14. 9 spring/salad onions, with foliage and roots intact
15. Garlic – dish of 5 bulbs with 10cm (4”) of stem intact
16. Chives growing in a 15cm (6”) pot
17. A collection of any previous items, arranged for effect and quality, displayed in a suitable container (eg basket, trug), space allowed 46cm x 61cm. Parsley may be used for dressing. The container must include at least 3 kinds from the items in Classes 12 to 16 incl.
17a. Novice Class – for anyone who has never won a First Prize in the Onion Show. An exhibit taken from Classes 3 – 10, 12 – 16.
The following classes are open to growers living within the postal area of GL18 only:
18. The heaviest quality onion, dressed
19. A mini collection consisting of:
- 2 blanch leeks
- 3 red skin onions
- 3 onions grown from seed under 250 grms
20. Three dressed quality onions grown from sets
20a. Three dressed red skin onions
21. Three dressed quality onions grown from seed, under 250 grms
21a. Three dressed quality onions grown from seed, over 250 grms
The following classes are open to NEWENT ALLOTMENT HOLDERS ONLY
22. 3 Onions grown from sets
23. 7 Shallots
24. 3 Cloves of Garlic with 10cm (4”) stems
25. 6 Spring Onions
COOKERY SECTION – OPEN TO EVERYONE
26. A Cheese and Onion Pasty
26a A quiche must including onions
27. A loaf of onion bread (as per recipe provided below).
27a A scone based pizza a topping of your choice, but must include onions.
28. A pound sized jar of caramelized onion relish or chutney.Should be clearly labelled with date and contents.
Clear jars should be used with no commercial names visible.
Only open to persons under the age of 18
28a. A scone based pizza, a topping of your choice but must include onions
VEGETABLE CHARACTER – must include vegetables from the Onion Family, eg leeks, chives, garlic, as well as shallots and onions.
1.The exhibit should be clearly marked with your age group but NOT your name.
2.The Judge’s decision shall be final.
3.Although it is appreciated that children will need assistance and advice from a grown-up, the vegetable character should be mainly their own work.
4.Exhibits should be removed from the Memorial Hall after the Prize Giving at 5.00 pm.and not before. Any left after this time will be disposed of.
5.The Onion Fayre Committee shall not be responsible for loss or damage to any exhibit.
29. Up to and including 7 years of age on the day of the Show
30. 8 years to 11 years inclusive, on the day of the Show
31. 12 years to 16 years inclusive, on the day of the Show
32. Age 17 and over
Onion Bread – Recipe,
1x 150grams onion, finely chopped and dried in the oven for 20 mins at 170C.
250g of strong bread flour
25ml of rapeseed oil
8g of salt
125mls of water
7g pack of easy yeast
Place the flour, onion, oil, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl.
Work the dough with your hands until it is just sticking to the sides of the bowl. Remove the dough from the bowl and kneed on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes. Alternatively mix with a dough hook on medium speed for 6 minutes.
Shape into a round as for a cob loaf and place on to a baking tray. Cover with tea towel, prove in a warm place until double the size. This should take 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Pre heat oven to 180c
(6) Place tray in oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.
When ready remove onion bread from oven and cool on wire rack.
In the interests of hygiene, items should be covered with cling film where appropriate.