Calling all pie bakers – registration for the fall Pumpkin Pie contest at Mercer Island Farmers Market is open! Celebrate the bounty of fall, and show your incredible baking skills, with this friendly competition. Judging will be divided into three age groups: 12 and under; 13-17; 18+. Click here to access the registration form. Deadline to register is October 4th, and the contest is scheduled for the October 11th farmers market. Windermere Mercer Island broker Kathryn Lerner will be one of the judges!
“According to a new University of Iowa study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food.”
At this Sunday’s farmer market, there will be a special “Meet The Farmers” event to get to know the people who bring fresh, local foods to MIFM each week. This is a great way to celebrate your commitment to buying local, which has become a national movement according to a recent study by the University of Iowa. Definitely check out the full Science Daily article covering this recent study – it’s an interesting read.
Live Music at the September 27th market will be provided by Patrick Dougherty’s bluesy band On the Rock. At The Children’s Table With Judy, kids can explore all the amazing varieties of squashes grown by local farmers. Master Gardeners: Members of Master Gardeners Foundation of King County will be on site to answer questions. Stop by their booth to learn more about gardening best practices and find answers to those tricky garden problems you have been dealing with.
Photo Credit: By TheCulinaryGeek from Chicago, USA (Pumpkin Pie Slice Uploaded by the wub) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons