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Perfect Peach Pie Contest & Peachy Party
August 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Peach Pie Contest in Jersey City Heights
It’s time for the Riverview Farmers Market’s 8th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest! In addition to the contest (and tasting afterwards!), we’ll have kids’ activities and lots of peach-themed items from our vendors.
If you’re an amateur baker with a favorite peach pie recipe, read on to find the contest rules and other basic information below.
REGISTRATION AND RULES:
All New Jersey residents are welcome. All ages are welcome to submit, but you must be an amateur baker, not a professional baker/chef.
Participants can submit home-baked peach pies or peach cobblers using Jersey peaches; no other dishes will be accepted.
Completed entry forms should be e-mailed to [email protected] with the subject line “Peach Pie Contest.”
Entrants can also register and submit pies at the Market on the day of the event, at the registration/info table, until the 11:30 a.m. preferred deadline on Sunday, August 18th. No entrants will be accepted after 12 pm!!!
By submitting your dessert, you are allowing the Riverview Farmers Market and New Jersey Peach Promotion Council to publish photographs of your dessert on their websites and in related press releases.
Remember, you must be a NJ resident and a non-professional baker (i.e., you do not make desserts for income/payment).
JUDGING & PRIZES
Judging will start at noon on August 18th. Three winners will be selected by four local judges. Judging criteria (established by the NJ Peach Promotion Council) will include: overall appearance, crust puffiness and color, arrangement of peaches (in open-top pies), aroma, filling color, filling taste, and crust taste.
Prizes (donated by local businesses and sponsors) will be awarded at 1:30 P.M.
Market visitors will be invited to taste samples of the contest entries *after* the prizes have been awarded.
Later this summer our first-place winner will 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 each will receive prize money from the NJ Peach Promotion Council.
The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches for consumers.
JCFamilies will be organizing entertainment for the kids : There will be giant bubble for kids, arts and craft and Music for kids in the event.
The entertainment for the kids will start at 11 am so make sure to get there early.