On Saturday, August 13th, the Summer Harvest Competition was held here at Hicks Nurseries. It is one of my favorite days of the year! We love seeing what our customers have grown in their own gardens and it is also a great opportunity for all gardeners to compare notes about varieties and growing techniques.

A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend. If you missed it, please join us for the Fall Harvest Competition. The details are available here.

2016 Summer Harvest Competition Winners include:

Beginner Gardener Category
1st Place: Sam of Westbury
2nd Place: Joel of Muttontown
3rd Place: Matthew of Muttontown

Best Decorated Vegetable
Kyle Freedman Avena of Huntington

Most Beautiful Bouquet
Mrs. Shukla of West Hempstead

Heaviest Tomato
1st Place: Peter Notarnicola of Massapequa – 3lbs. 7.4 oz.
2nd Place: Gary Schaffer of Lindenhurst – 2 lbs. 8.65 oz.
3rd Place: Linda Levy of Levittown – 2 lbs. 6.25 oz.

Largest Zucchini
Regina McDonald of Hicksville (unsure of the size – she broke our scale!)

Most Uncommon Vegetable
1st Place: Kyle Freedman Avena of Huntington (Chili)
2nd Place: Linda Levy of Levittown (Green Zebra Tomato)
3rd Place: Mrs. Shukla of West Hempstead

Funniest Looking Vegetable
1st Place: Joyce Fox of Bellmore
2nd Place: Robyn Freedman of Huntington
3rd Place: Philip Grombliniak of Levittown