Pie Contest Rules

Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest 

Bake your best 1 or 2 crust pie using your favorite farmers market seasonal ingredient (produce or anything else that is found at the market in September) or any combination. Seasonal ingredients must be the main ingredient of the pies. Pies may be sweet or savory. Filing must be homemade and crusts are strongly encouraged to be homemade.  Bakers may enter as many pies as desired.

Previously open to only amateur bakers, the contest now welcomes professional bakers to enter to compete against other professionals for bragging rights and market prize.

Bakers to present fresh baked, uncut, 8-10 inch pie between 11:00 am and 11:30 am on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the tent located on the grass at the Takoma Park SDA Church on the corner of Carroll and Laurel Avenues. Pies must be entered without any additional work required (e.g. pie servers are unable to add special toppings or sauces for service to judges or community). Please label the bottom of your pie plate with your name and phone number and also provide an accompanying card with pie name, pie recipe, and your name. Professional bakers shall also label their pie with “professional.” Pies and copies of the recipes will become the property of the Takoma Park Farmers Market and the recipes may be shared on its website and through social media. Pies will be offered to the public for donations after the contest.  All money received will be donated to Takoma Park Farmers Market SNAP (food stamp) Match Program. Pie plates will be available for pick up immediately following the event.  If plate is not picked up then, the market is not able to guarantee return.

Pies will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Judging will take place starting at 11:30 am. Prize categories:

Prize Categories:
Best Apple Pie
Best Peach Pie
Best Other Pie
Best Kid’s Pie
Most Unusual Pie
Yummy Mess Award

Professional Baker

Judges:
Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park
Peter Kovar, Ward 1 Councilmember Takoma Park
David Moon, Maryland House of Delegates representing District 20
Carolina McCandless, partner Cielo Rojo
Jocelyne DeHaas, partner, The Girl and the Vine
Chris Brown, partner, Takoma Beverage Co

Pies will be cut and served to public starting at 1:00 pm.