What you want

  • Stalks that are firm, thick, and uniform
  • Uniform color

What you don’t want

  • Wilted
  • Small stalks
  • Blemished or split stalks
  • Poor color
  • Mechanical, insect, or disease damage

How to prepare celery

  • Remove roots
  • Uniformly trim leaves
  • Wash in cold water
  • Refrigerate until exhibit

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: Refer to premium book
  • County Fair: Check your fair book
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