Triad Farmers Market to hold peach recipe contest Friday
COLFAX – There is still time to get your entries ready for the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market ‘s best peach recipes contest on Friday, July 13, during its Peach Day celebration. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate, and the lucky winner will receive a cash prize.
While recipes do not have to be original, they must be homemade and include at least two cups of N.C. peaches. Peaches should be one of the main recipe ingredients, and entries including raw eggs will not be judged. Each entry should include the complete recipe, with the name of contestant, address, telephone number and email address in the upper right-hand corner. Dishes should be brought in disposable containers, as it will not be the market’s responsibility to return any dishes or plates.
Entries will be accepted at the administration office between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, and judging will begin at 10 a.m. Judges will base their decisions on the use of peaches, flavor of the dessert, quality of baked or prepared product, creative use and preparation, and overall appearance.
The first-place winner will receive $200, provided by the North Carolina Peach Growers Society. The second-place winner will take home $125 and the third-place winner will receive $75. Winners will be announced noon on Friday at the Peach Day celebration located in Farmers Area II.
All farmers market visitors are welcome to enjoy the Peach Day festivities. Free samples of both peaches and peach ice cream will be provided, and the N.C. Peach Queen will be visiting with guests. Guests also can discover new peach recipes and purchase fresh local peaches from market vendors.
Peach Day is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market and the North Carolina Peach Growers Society.
The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is open seven days a week, and provides a wide variety of seasonal produce, meats, greenery items, baked goods and more. The market is located at 2914 Sandy Ridge Road at exit 208 off Interstate 40. More information about Peach Day and other upcoming events can be found at www.triadfarmersmarket.com