Second annual Farm-to-Table Recipe Contest set for Ag Day

Second annual Farm-to-Table Recipe Contest set for Ag DaySubmissions are now being accepted for the second annual Farm-to-Table Recipe Contest that is held in conjunction with the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Ag Day event, taking place this year from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 30, on the grounds of Townsend Hall. The goal of this recipe contest is to develop recipes that offer delicious ways of creating healthy dishes using fresh ingredients that are preferably locally grown. “We’re accepting submissions for recipes that are healthy and use as many fresh vegetables or fruits as possible,” said Christy Mannering, web developer at UD who is organizing this year’s recipe contest. “SustainAGbility is the theme of Ag Day 2016 and therefore we want the recipe contest to reflect how people can eat healthy with food grown locally.” Judges from UD Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences staff will be looking for recipes that offer delicious ways of creating fresh, healthy dishes. Judging will be based on completeness of the application — meaning all information must be included — appearance, simplicity of preparation and the use of a variety of fruits and/or vegetables as ingredients. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Those who are selected award winners must be on hand at Ag Day to receive their prizes. Awards will include mixed vegetable gift baskets from UD Fresh to You, a jar of Dare to Bee Honey from the UD apiary and assorted items from the UDairy Creamery. The mixed vegetable gift boxes from “UD Fresh to You” will be given to the winners in the form of an IOU ticket as the vegetables will not be ready on April 30. The winner will be given a ticket and the winner’s contact information will be shared with “UD Fresh to You” staff. CANR faculty and staff are not eligible to enter the contest. Each person may enter only once and the contest ends on Friday, April 15. For more information, visit the Ag Day recipe contest website. This article can also be viewed on UDaily.