PCFMA Celebrates Farmers' Market Week with My PCFMA Plate Recipe Contest
Join Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA), the USDA, and farmers’ markets around the country in celebrating “National Farmers’ Market Week” from August 7 to 13. PCFMA will be celebrating throughout the entire month, August 1 to 31, with the First Annual #myPCFMAplate Recipe Contest. Contestants will have a chance to win the Grand Prize of a Harvest Dinner for two on Saturday, October 1 at Ballentine Vineyards, as well as a gift certificate from Bed&Breakfast.com for a one night stay at a location of their choice (up to $170 value).
To participate, contestants are asked to prepare a fresh and simple dish using in-season farmers’ market produce, to snap a photo of what they have made, and to share why they chose this recipe to represent their PCFMA farmers’ market. Contestants can submit their complete written recipe, photo, story, and the name of their local PCFMA market to myPCFMAplate@pcfma.org. Entry forms can also be picked up at one of 58 PCFMA farmers’ markets. Recipe winners will be chosen after a series of tastings by PCFMA staff.
In addition, PCFMA welcomes contestants to share their recipes by posting it on their public Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter page using #myPCFMAplate. Posts should include the farmers’ market’s geotag or the name of the farmers' market in the caption. Each post should also tag PCFMA’s Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account.
Second prize is dinner for two at one of the three following restaurants of the winner’s choice: Nopa (San Francisco), the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards (Livermore), or the Grange (Sacramento). Each restaurant features a menu committed to serving fresh, local ingredients, all provided by local farmers and ranchers.
Third prize includes $50 in “Carrot Cash” (good at any PCFMA farmers’ market), a fine chef's knife, and a reusable market bag filled with fresh seasonal produce.
For complete contest rules, click here.