AVGVG 2019 Patch Tour and BBQ

Our Patch tour and barbecue will take place on Saturday Aug. 10 th.  The tour will start at Jeff Reids (852 Maple St., Waterville) at 3:30 pm. From there everyone will go to Fred Ansems’, Gerard Ansems’, and Ron Muis on Lakewood Road in Steam Mill. The barbecue will be at Ron Muis’ starting at around 6:00 pm.

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AVGVG Meeting July 21, 2019

Sorry for the short notice but the plan is to have the next meeting of the Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers at the Waterville Fire Hall on Sunday, July 21 at 7 pm.

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AVGVG Monthly Meeting and Plant Exchange

The AVGVG Monthly Meeting will be held this Sunday, May 5th at 7:00 pm at the Waterville Fire Hall, Old County Road.  The annual plant exchange will take place.  Topic for discussion will be: How to maintain temperature in cold frame and adding amendments.

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Bushel Gourd 2018 Third Heaviest Worldwide – Gerard Ansems

Below pictured is Gerard Ansems who recently received his GPC award for growing the 3rd largest Bushel Gourd in the world in 2018. His bushel gourd weighed in at 335 lbs.

Congratulations Gerard !!!

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Membership Inquiries and Renewals

Please be advised that Paul Despres will now be looking after all aspects of the AVGVG membership list and renewals. This means that when you need to renew or have an inquiry about your membership status that it should be direct to Paul. He can be reached via e-mail at pdespres@eastlink.ca or via mail to

AVGVG  c/o Paul Despres
2150 Harmony Road
  Nova Scotia

Should you wish to pay your membership fee electronically please send the payment to: fredansems@live.ca

(Fred will in turn update Paul regarding your payment )

Thanks to Paul and to Fred for taking on this very important role !!

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April Monthly Meeting Notice

The monthly meeting of the AVGVG will be held on Sunday, April 14th (date change because of Easter) at 7:00 pm at the Waterville Fire Hall, County Home Road, Waterville.  Discussion topic: “GETTING SOIL READY AND COLD FRAME IN PLACE.  Hope to see you there.
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Seed of the Year 2019

The 2019 Seed of the Year Rules have been posted to this web site and can be found by clicking “Seed of the Year 2019 Rules” under the Seed of the Year tab. This year the club is looking for the longest cucumber with prizes for the longest 3. You should have received your seeds in the 2019 seed pack. Good Luck to Everyone !!!

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Seed Pack 2019

Be on the look out for your 2019 Seed Pack from the AVGVG. If you are not in the area they have been mailed to you with the other packs for local members available at the next meeting. The “Seed of the Year” which is a cucumber along with the rules have also been included. More details on each of these will be posted on this web site. Good Luck to all growers this year !!!

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Photo Contest 1st Place :Catherine Ballion

Below is our 1st place winner of the 2018 Photo Contest receiving her 10th Anniversary Ribbon – Congratulations Catherine from France !!!

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2018 Outstanding Member – Paul Cameron

Congratulations to Paul Cameron upon receiving the 2018 Outstanding Member Award. Along with being a very active member and grower Paul has been the Club Treasurer for the past 3-years and has done a great job keeping the finances in order.  He is a very enthusiastic member and competes in pumpkin, squash, sunflower head, watermelon, tall sunflower, beet, field pumpkin, green marrow and long gourds. Pictured below is Paul; receiving his plaque from club President Ron Muis at the recent Christmas Social and Awards Ceremony.

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