For those who don't know, The Eat Local Challenge is an opportunity for home cooks to take local, seasonal ingredients and create their own recipes using at least three of the following ingredients:
(We have included local farms or stores where each of these items can be purchased in Montgomery County. Please note that availability of farm products varies throughout the growing season.)
Fall Basket Ingredients:
Pork- Savage and Son’s Farm in Dickerson, MD
Hot Peppers- Lewis Orchard in Dickerson, MD
CAVA Spread- Available at Whole Foods, Giant, and other grocery stores.
La Pasta- Available at various locations throughout the county
Squash- Comus Market in Dickerson, MD
Woodbourne Creamery Milk- Available at Rockhill Orchard in Mount Airy, MD and at Bethesda Central Farm Market
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Wine- Sold at the vineyard in Comus, MD
Raspberries- Butlers Orchard in Germantown, MD
Cauliflower- Lewis Orchard in Dickerson, MD
Recipes will be tested and judged by local chefs and culinary students; the winning recipe will be selected based on taste, creativity, and use of ingredients.
A winner will be announced on December 1st.
Winning recipes will be featured on the Food Council website and Facebook page, and possible other prizes include:
- Various gift cards to local businesses, restaurants, and markets
- The winning dish featured on the menu of a local restaurant and/or in the prepared food section of a local market
- The winning dish prepared by a local chef in a cooking demo at Central Farm Markets in Bethesda
Each submission must include: Name, City/Town, Recipe Name, Step-by-step Recipe with full ingredient list, and a sentence or two about why you choose to eat and buy local.
All recipe submissions become the property of the Montgomery County Food Council
We look forward to seeing the delicious recipes our followers will create!
For more information, to learn more about the contest rules, or if you have any other questions, please email Eatlocalmoco@gmail.com