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GET OUT YOUR ROLLING PINS! - For an Old-Fashioned Pie Baking Contest!
GET OUT YOUR ROLLING PINS!***IRVINGTON FARMERS MARKET ANNOUNCES:OLD-FASHIONED PIE BAKING CONTEST!
IRVINGTON, NY (September 3, 2010) – Do you have what it takes to claim thehonor of “Best Pie Baker in Irvington”? If you have a delicious,mouth-watering recipe that gets rave reviews, or a treasured heirloom recipehanded down through the family, or simply enjoy baking homemade pies, thenhere is your big chance.
The Irvington Farmers Market is searching for the best pie bakers in theVillage to share their favorite recipes and compete in a new contest onSeptember 15, 2010. A panel of Village Mystery Judges will preside over theofficial taste testing.
Pies can be sweet or savory, must feature an ingredient purchased at theIrvington Farmers market, such as locally-grown fresh fruits or vegetables,artisanal cheeses, meats or seafood, and be made entirely from scratchincluding pie crust. Recipe must be provided, but need not be original.
“The blend of talented local pie bakers using farm-fresh, local ingredientsis a delicious combination,” said Pascale Le Draoulec, Irvington FarmersMarket organizer. “The sky’s the limit on creativity and we hope to have awide range of entries that showcase the great variety of fresh ingredientsavailable at our market,” added Le Draoulec.
“The old-fashioned pie contest is a nostalgic and fun way to draw villagersto the market, support our local farmers and bring friends and neighborstogether,” said Connie Kehoe, Village of Irvington Trustee.
Pies will be judged on taste, appearance and originality and extra pointswill be given for sharing personal stories about why the pie recipe is sospecial, such as family history, great memories or other. Village residentscan enter as many pies as they wish and winners will be selected from threecategories: Adults (ages 18 and up), Teenagers (ages 13-17) and Children(up to and including age 12).
Judging will be held at the Irvington Farmer’s Market on September 15, 2010.The market opens at 3:30 and closes at 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned for additionaldetails regarding pie drop off and judging times on the www.irvingtonny.govweb site. Market Location: Main Street School Parking lot – 101 MainStreet, Irvington, NY. Free parking is available at the IrvingtonPresbyterian Church.
The primary mission of the Irvington Village Farmers Market is to providethe community with fresh, local produce direct from field to table.