Downtown BG calling for entries in Farm Fresh Recipe Contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:07
When the Downtown Farmers' Market opens for its fourth season on May 22, visitors will be able to sample the winning recipe in the first of six recipe contests being held over the course of the season.  
That winning recipe just might be yours, if you submit it before the April 24 deadline.
The Farm Fresh Recipe Contest, which celebrates the best of regionally grown foods by showcasing them in local chefs' best recipes, focuses on preparing fresh foods available at the Downtown Farmers' Market.  Organizers say the contest rules are simple, just like the goodness found in fresh fruits and vegetables.  The most important rule is to use the contest's featured produce as a primary ingredient.
Judges from several organizations, including Wood County Hospital, Heritage Corner Health Care Campus, The Sentinel-Tribune and Bowling Green State University's Departments of Recreation and Wellness and Family and Consumer Sciences, will use a handful of criteria to rate the submissions.  They include taste, ease of preparation, healthfulness, and the use of ingredients available at the Downtown Farmers' Market.
"The foods we eat drastically affect our health and how we feel," says Karyn Smith, health educator in BGSU's Recreation and Wellness Department and one of the contest judges.
While it's well known that eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is the key to a healthy lifestyle, most people don't eat enough of what she calls nutrition powerhouse foods.  "The Farm Fresh Recipe Contest is a great, fun way to help individuals eat healthier. Our goal is to collect an abundance of delicious, healthy recipes and share them with the community."
Greens, including lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale and collard and turnip greens, are the subject of the first contest.  
Later contests focus on berries, summer squash, corn, apples and vegetables whose names start with P.  
Contest rules and entry forms are available for download on the farm and garden pages of The Sentinel-Tribune website, which is, and the Farmers' Market page of the Downtown Bowling Green website, .  Online entries may be made at The Sentinel-Tribune website.  Brochures are also available at several locations downtown including the Wood County District Public Library, the Downtown BG office at 121 E. Wooster St., and Calico Sage & Thyme at 115 Clay St., just off North Main.
Call the Downtown Bowling Green office at (419) 354-4332 for more information.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:19

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