Keep sending those Bug Contest photos.

Thanks to everyone who has already entered the bug photography contest. We’ll be taking entries until the end of September and you can enter as many photos as you like. These should be common pests or beneficial insects of our local vegetable and fruit crops. Rather than artistic presentation, we are looking for clarity of the image for easy identification. Including the plant where the bug was located would also be helpful. Independence Farmers Market is planning to publish a hyper local gardening book based on their “Grow more vegetables” classes. By entering this completion, you give GLC/IFM the right to use your photographs in the book.  All photos will be credited to the photographer.  1st place is $100, 2nd $50 and third $25. High resolution digital photographs can be emailed to Here are a few of the entries so far.