2016 Pie Contest Rules

Takoma Park Farmers Market Pie Contest
Sunday, September 18, 2016

11:00am pie delivery

1:00pm pie slices for sale


CLARIFICATION: This is not just an apple pie contest. It is open to all fillings using ingredients available now at the market: peaches, plums, squash, raspberries, etc. and of course apples. Pies do not have to be apple based.

Bake your best 1 or 2 crust pie using your favorite apple variety or combination.   Filing must be homemade and crusts are strongly encouraged to be homemade.

Seasonal ingredients must be the main ingredient of the pies.

Contest open to amateur bakers only. Bakers may enter as many pies as desired.

Present your fresh baked, unsliced, 8-10 inch pie between 11:00am and 11:30am on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the tent located at the Takoma Park Farmers Market Community Corner (corner of Carroll and Laurel Aves). Judging will take place starting at 11:30am. 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.

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 cannot guarantee return.

Pies will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Prize categories:

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

Celebrity judges:

Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park
Nevin Martell, Food Writer
Danny Wells, Chef and Partner at Republic
Peter Kovar, Takoma Park Councilmember
Tim Male, Takoma Park Councilember
Chris Brown, co-owner and General Manager of *new* Takoma Beverage Company