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.)
Summer Basket Ingredients:
Tomatoes- Lewis Orchards at their own Farm Market, Norman's Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market and Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market
Strawberries- Butler's Orchard in Germantown, MD
Peaches- Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD and Lewis Orchards at their own Farm Market, Norman's Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market
Ribs (Pork or Beef)- East Rivendell Farm in Damascus, MD
Basil- Butler's Orchard in Germantown, MD; Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market; Lewis Orchards at their own Farm Market, Norman's Farm Market, and Grosvenor Market.
Chouquettes Caramel Sauce- Specialty Retailers, list found here
Moorenko's Ice Cream- Specialty Retailers, list found here
Rocklands Farm Wine- in Poolesville, MD, found at Dawson's Market in Rockville, MD and Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market
Spinach- Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market
Peas- Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market
Cherry Glen Goat Cheese- Specialty Retailers, list found here
Garlic Scapes- Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm at the Olney Farmers Market or Butler's Orchard in Germantown, MD
growingSOUL Peach Zing Jam- Dawson's Market in Rockville, MD or the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Co-op
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 August 1st.
Winning recipes will be featured on the Food Council website and Facebook page, and possible other prizes include:
- A gift card to Dawson’s Market in Rockville or Central Farm 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