Food Show


Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Life Bible Church

961 FM 678, Gainesville, Texas

9 am

The theme for the 2018 Food Show is “Fresh from the Farm.” This theme will allow participants the opportunity to explore many aspects of food processing, physical activity, and the value of agriculture. Another aspect to consider is the importance of family and working together. In addition, 4-H members can discuss the growing season their dish is associated with: late spring and early summer, high summer, and early fall. In addition, 4-H members might consider discussing where the ingredients for their dish were grown, whether locally or otherwise. Fresh from the Farm is a theme intended to help 4-H members increase their knowledge of where food originates and the importance of agriculture and farming. However, in NO WAY is the goal of this theme to imply that foods sold or harvested from the farm are more nutritious than foods which are purchased from the local grocery store. In addition, please be clear, that foods purchased from the grocery store (not just foods purchased from a farmer’s market or harvested from a garden) are fine to use in your food show recipe

The 4-H Food Show is a unique opportunity for 4-H’ers to showcase the skills and knowledge they have gained from participating in foods and nutrition projects as well as experience in presenting themselves with confidence.  However, project members are not required to enter the show to complete the project.

Contest Information and Required Entry Forms

2018 Cooke County 4-H Food Show Guidelines

Special Opportunity for 4-H’ers at County Food Show-2018

Deadline for Entries: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5 pm. No Late Entries Accepted!  Early Entries are always welcomed!  Entries may be emailed to: or faxed to (940)668-5402

Or delivered to our office.

To Enter, please submit the following forms:

Food Show Entry Form 2018

2018 Food Show Project Record Form

Academic Eligibility  for Homeschool Participants Only.  All Public and Private School Eligibility will be requested from our office.


Tools to Help You Prepare

2018 Food Show Scorecard

Junior Judging Questions

Intermediate Food Show Questions

Senior Food Show Questions

Texas 4-H Food Contest Information

My Plate

Food Safety

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Preparation Principles & Function of Ingredients

 Nutrient Needs at a Glance

 Nutrient Needs at a Glance (kid friendly)

Beef from Farm to Table

Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely

Raw Produce Selecting and Serving it Safely 

Health and Wellness Resource Guide for Fruits & Vegetables

“The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmer’s Market” Powerpoint

“The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmer’s Market” Handout


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