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NEW this year! The Best in GrowTO urban-style agriculture contest is moving to the CNE! Enter your best squash, container garden or funniest vegetable for a chance at great prizes. Come to the Ex in August to celebrate Toronto-grown food and the people who grow it. Contest open now. Click the button below for contest details and how to apply.

The categories for this year’s contest are: 
Teeny tinies (small fruit and vegetables)

Celebrate the small! Includes any fruit, vegetable or food plant that is a miniature version.

Funniest fruit or vegetable

Fruits or vegetables with a natural, unusual shape, colour or size.

Container garden

Can be a garden in a back, front or side yard; in the ground, in raised beds or containers; on a rooftop, balcony, patio, deck, dock or windowsill; indoors or outdoors.

Squash, gourds and melons

Includes squashes, pumpkins, zucchinis, cucumbers, ornamental gourds, bitter melons and sweet melons.

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