Farwest Show exhibitors are known for their creativity, and for the 2021 edition of the show, that didn’t change. The show’s judging panel of green industry professionals walked the floor to find the best of the best, recognizing several winners with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards.
“Our Farwest exhibitors always take pride in showing off the best that the nursery industry has to offer, even with the circumstances of the past year,” Show Director Allan Niemi said. “Their creative booths only served to highlight what they do best, which would be their plants and products.”
Winning the overall Best in Show booth award was Little Prince of Oregon Nursery, based in Aurora, Oregon. The wholesale grower of annuals and perennials is a frequent contender for the top prize, also winning it in 2019 and 2016, and bringing something new to the game each time. This year they didn’t disappoint, with a tiki-inspired tropical booth design.
In addition to Best in Show, Little Prince also collected an award for Best 10×10 Booth, Grower Division. The Best in Show booth award comes with a free 10×10 booth space for the 2022 Farwest Show, scheduled for next August 24–26 in Portland.
Other Best of Division award winners included the following:
• Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Cascade Tropicals (Snohomish, Washington)
• Best Island Booth — Bountiful Farms (Woodburn, Oregon)
• Best 10×10 Booth – SeaCoast Compost (Charleston, Oregon)
• Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Phillips Soil Products (Canby, Oregon)
• Best Island Booth — Bellpark Horticulture (Surrey, British Columbia)
The show also recognized exhibitors who put extra creativity into their booths with three Far From Ordinary booth awards. Winning that award this year were Brooks Tree Farm (Salem, Oregon), Farmers Defense (Watsonville, California) and Means Nursery (Scappoose, Oregon).