Calling all local amateur bakers! Do you have a favorite peach pie recipe and baking skills that you’d like to show off? Submit your dessert to the 2014 Perfect Peach Pie Contest, hosted by the Riverview Farmers Market!
The contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. The date is Sunday, August 3rd.
All participants must be amateur bakers and must use New Jersey peaches. Participants can submit a home-baked peach pie or peach cobbler; no other dishes will be accepted.
The Perfect Peach Pie Contest judging and tasting will begin at noon on August 3. The contest judges will include a chef from Orange and Olive Caterers and Chef’s Table; Rolando R. Lovarro, Jr., City Council President, Jersey City; and Kern Weissman, President of the Riverview Neighborhood Association.
Prizes will be donated by local businesses and sponsors. The prizes will awarded by Mayor Steven Fulop at 1:30.
Additional programming at the Market will include peach-themed activities for children, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Peach Promotion Council’s Peach Queen will also be attendance.
The Market will be open, as usual, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all its local vendors.
The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council has selected ten statewide farmers markets as judging sites for the contest. Riverview Farmers Market is the only Hudson County location!
Each participating market will select a winner. These winners will go on to take a second version of their winning pie to a final judging site (to be announced at a later date) for 2 grand prizes: one in south/central Jersey; the other in north/central Jersey. Grand prize winners will each receive a check for $300 from the NJ Peach Promotion Council.
To register, interested participants can download a registration form here: Perfect Peach Pie Contest Registration Form 2014.
Completed forms should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Peach Pie Contest.”
Entrants can also register and submit pies on the day of the event, at the registration table, until 11:30 a.m.
Music in the Park is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. , County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.