Congratulations to the AVGVG Executive 2018-2019

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 elected executive of the AVGVG! Thanks to Ron Muis, Gerard Ansems, Paul Cameron, and Judy Knox for taking time from their busy schedules to volunteer for these positions. We appreciate all you do for the organization and thank you for your skills which have made the AVGVG what it is today!



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Thanks Ron

Ron Muis, President, Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Grower’s Association

On February 26, 2018 the Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Grower’s Association (AVGVG) held its’ Annual General Meeting. Ron Muis was elected President for the 2018 – 2019 year. Ron has made tremendous commitments to the organization over the years, including the President’s role since 2016! Shown above is Ron at the 2017 AVGVG Glad Gardens Weigh-off with his tractor. Ron loaned his tractor to the event and did “all the heavy lifting” of the giant pumpkins and other gigantic vegetables. Thanks for all you do Ron!!

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2017 Master Grower Results are in !

Great to see that out of the 32 GPC Master Growers 10 were  AVGVG Club Members in 2017

Congratulations to all Growers

1    Steil, Scott    152
2    Kline, Todd    145
3    Barlow, John & Merri    142
4    Trombley, Tom    135
5    Johnston / Butler, Art / John    134
6    Harnica, John    133
7    Fleser, Dan    129
8    Ansems, Gerard    127
9    Ansems, Fred    123
10    Beal, Jim    113
11    Court, Doug    108
12    Wexler, James    107
13    Tanner, Gordon    103
14    Black, Carter    101
15    Herve, Berthelot    94
16    Trychta, Dustin    92
17    Ansems, Shirley    91
18    Ferguson, Paul    90
19    Ansems , Catharina    86
20    Ansems, Frank    85
21    Lindley, Jeremy    84
22    Ferraris, Giustino    83
23    Cameron, Paul    82
24    Timmins, Don & Brenda    81
25    Court, Louise    78
26    Court, Tamri    77
27    O’Brien, Wayne    74
28    Box, Andy    73
29    MacQuarrie, Kim    73
30    Beal, Don    71
31    O’Brien, Waylen    59
32    Risi, Bob    58

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10th Anniversary Logo

As part of our 10th Anniversary of the AVGVG we have updated the club logo to reflect this milestone for the club. You will see this appear on all of the communication for this year !

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AVGVG Annual Meeting 2018

The Annual Meeting of the AVGVG will take place at  the Windermere Hall in Berwick, Nova Scotia on Monday February 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm . Please plan to attend as we discuss the plans for the upcoming year, review financial results and other business that comes before the club.

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AVGVG Meeting January 29, 2018

There will be an AVGVG Meeting on Monday, January 29th at the Windermere Hall, 7:30 pm.  The main topic of discussion will be the plans for our 10th Anniversary.  Hope to see you there.  Judy

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AVGVG Silent Auction Underway

The Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers (AVGVG) has a great Silent Auction underway on the Seed/Auction Message Board. Fred Ansems has put together some great seeds from both our local growers and others to support our club activities. You will find a huge selection of Pumpkins, Long Gourds, Bushel Gourds, Field Pumpkins and Tomatoes to get you off to a great start in 2018.

All of the bidding details can be found under the “Important Information” post. We want to take the opportunity to thank all the terrific growers who donated seeds to help support our club. All funds raised go directly to the operation of the AVGVG. Details on the club and our activities can be found on our web site or look us up on Facebook under Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers.

Please have a look at our offerings and post a bid for your chance to get some great seeds!

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AVGVG Auction on Big Pumpkins

Please support the Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable growers by participating in our on-line Auction

Link to BP Auction :

Bids start at $15 please with $5 increments. All bids are in dollars from the country that you are bidding from. All seeds came from the original grower with no guaranty of germination.

Lots with more than one set will be offered to the highest bidder and they can have one or all sets , the next highest bid can take any sets not taken by the highest bidder.

Bidding will start at 8:00 pm Big Pumpkin time Dec 18,2017.
Bidding will end at 8:00PM Big Pumpkin time on Dec.22,2017.

Payments can be made by check, Money order or PayPal.
paypal payment made to any questions can be made to same address
Check or Money Order made out to Fred Ansems
Mailing address is 1548 Lakewood road Steam Mill Nova Scotia B4N 3V7 Canada

Need for verification
1: BP name
2:real name
3:lot # and bid price
4: how many lots you would like
5:Full mailing address
6:payment method




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2017 Wayne Knox Memorial Trophy Winner – Jeff Reid

At the recent AVGVG Christmas Social club President Ron Muis presented Jeff Reid with the Wayne Knox Memorial Trophy for growing the largest club member pumpkin weighed at the Glad Gardens Weigh Off . Jeff’s pumpkin weighed in at 1298 lbs and was from a 1518 Stelts X 2008 Neptune

Congratulations Jeff

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2017 Bushel Gourd Contest Winner

At our recent Christmas Social President Ron Muis presented Gerard Ansmes  with a cheque for $250 as the winner of this years bushel gourd  contest. Gerard grew the largest bushel gourd from the 108 Nieuwenhoff seed weighing in at 262 Lbs. This was the first year for most AVGVG members growing this new GPC Vegetable and not only did Gerard win the contest but also placed second in the world rankings. Thanks to John Nieuwenhoff for providing the seeds to all of our members.

Congratulations Gerard !

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