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

Sam S. of Westbury with his award-winning zucchini.

Sam S. of Westbury with his award-winning zucchini.

Joel K. and Matthew K. of Muttontown.

Joel K. and Matthew K. of Muttontown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Decorated Vegetable
Kyle Freedman Avena of Huntington

Best Decorated Vegetable created by Kyle Freedman-Avena of Huntington

Best Decorated Vegetable created by Kyle Freedman-Avena of Huntington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Beautiful Bouquet
Mrs. Shukla of West Hempstead

Mrs. Shukla of West Hempstead was the winner of the Beautiful Bouquet category.

This is Mrs. Shukla’s second year winning this category!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

1st Place for Heaviest Tomato Peter Notarnicola of Massapequa 3lbs 7.4 oz.

1st Place for Heaviest Tomato Peter Notarnicola of Massapequa 3lbs 7.4 oz.

Gary Schaffer of Lindenhurst earned second place with this giant 2 lb. 8.65 oz tomato

Gary Schaffer of Lindenhurst earned second place with this giant 2 lb. 8.65 oz tomato

3rd Place Heaviest Tomato 2 lbs. 6.25 oz. grown by Linda Levy of Levittown

3rd Place Heaviest Tomato 2 lbs. 6.25 oz. grown by Linda Levy of Levittown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Winner of the largest Zucchini Regina McDonald of Hicksville

Winner of the largest Zucchini Regina McDonald of Hicksville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Kyle Freedman Avena won 1st place for most uncommon vegetable with this chili.

Kyle Freedman Avena won 1st place for most uncommon vegetable with this chili.

Linda Levy won second place for most uncommon vegetable with this green zebra tomato

Linda Levy won second place for most uncommon vegetable with this green zebra tomato

Mrs. Shukla won 3rd place for most uncommon vegetable with this squash

Mrs. Shukla won 3rd place for most uncommon vegetable with this squash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Life is good for Joyce Fox of Bellmore who won st place in the funniest looking vegetable category at Hicks Nurseries Summer Harvest Competition

Life is good for Joyce Fox of Bellmore who won 1st place in the funniest looking vegetable category.

3rd place was awarded to Robyn Freedman in the Funniest looking vegetable category.

3rd place was awarded to Robyn Freedman in the Funniest looking vegetable category.

Funniest Looking Vegetable winner Philip Grombliniak with his daughter and grandaughter

Funniest Looking Vegetable winner Philip Grombliniak with his daughter and grandaughter