2013-05-16 / Local & State

Enter Recipes In PA Vegetable Recipe Contest

Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program is sponsoring the 10th annual Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest this summer. Pennsylvania residents are eligible to enter one or more of their best vegetable recipes using Pennsylvania vegetables to compete for $100 prizes in four different categories at a statewide cookoff.

The cookoff is scheduled for August 8, 2013, during Pennsylvania Produce Month, at Lebanon County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon.

A panel of four judges will review the written recipe entries and select 16 finalist recipes to be prepared at the cookoff. Four finalist recipes will be chosen in each of the following four categories: snap beans/lima/beans peas, sweet corn, broccoli/ cabbage/cauliflower and leafy greens.

Recipe entries must contain at least one of the vegetables in the category title as a major ingredient. While contestants may enter as many recipes in as many categories as they desire, a contestant is limited to having one recipe chosen as a finalist recipe in a given category and to having a recipe chosen as a finalist recipe in two categories.

Recipes will be chosen on the basis of creativity, nutrition/healthfulness, ease of preparation, use of a category vegetable as a major ingredient, and overall appeal. A $ 100 prize will be awarded to the winner in each category. Other finalists will each receive a $25 gift certificate for the farm market of their choice.

Recipes must be created or modified by the contestant or a member of the contestant’s family. Recipes previously published in a copyrighted publication will not be eligible. Entries must be entered by June 30, 2013, by one of three methods: email to pvmrp@embarqmail.com (preferred method), faxed to 717- 694-3596 or mailed to Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program, 815 Middle Road, Richfield, PA 17086-9205. Hard copy entries must have the recipe typewritten or printed on a sheet of 8-1/2-inches-by-11 inches plain white paper. The contestant’s name, mailing address and telephone number, plus e-mail address or fax number if available, should be printed on the back side of the paper or after the recipe for email entries. All entries should have the recipe presented in upper and lower case letters in the following manner: category, name of dish, number of servings, ingredient list in order of use. Spell out units of measure like tablespoon, teaspoon, cup, ounce, pound, etc., and instructions listed in order in complete sentence form.

Entry of a recipe in the contest will authorize the use of the recipe by the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program in the programs’ press releases, recipe cards, brochure or other published materials with credit given to the contestant. The program reserves the right to copyright such publications. For further information about the contest visit the Web site at www.paveggies.org or contact 717-694-3596 or pvmrp@embarqmail.com.

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