This Showdown is for the sweet and spicy homeade salsas to finally get the credit they deserve. Judged by our panel of celebrity judges with the help of the People's Favorite Jar Decoration to crown the winners in 4 categories and 2 divisions. Salsa will be judged on appearance, color, flavor and texture. Decorate your Jar for the chance to win People's Choice!
Get all major produce supplies from one or more of our market vendors and get yourself entered for a BONUS prize!
Adult Division: $15 per entry
Youth Division: $10 per entry
Pre-Registration begins August 20, entries can be dropped off September 20, 22 or 24th - or on the 27th at the Market. Need not be present to compete.
Salsa Showdown Details
2 Age Divisions - Youth & Adult
Multiple Categories - Spicy, Sweet, Traditional and Non-Traditional
Prizes for 1st and 2nd in each category and division
Prize for the People's Choice Salsa Jar Decoration
Salsa Showdown registration is open! Get a discount for registering before September 5.
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Celebrity judges and salsa fanatics tasted, tested, and scored Salsa Showdown entries on September 27 at the Minot Farmers Market.
These are their results!
To Compete You Must:
Have made your salsa in your home. Any commercial kitchen or commercial sales salsas are not eligible.
Bring the recipe for your salsa with your entry. Indicate on your entry the date it was made. (Must be fresh made for competition or fresh preserved using the approved hot water method)
Bring your entry in a one pint, sealable container such as a ball or mason jar with sealable lid or a “Zip Lock” type container with sealable lid if fresh made.
The same salsa may be entered in one or more categories. A seperate 1 pint containor must be provided.
Categories: ** Must choose 1 per entry **
Sweet: May use any kind of base. Flavoring components are left up to entrant but the dominant flavor must be some kind of sweetness.
Spicy: May use any base. Flavoring components left up to entrant but it should be hot. Make the judges sweat!
Traditional: Uses tomatoes or tomatillos as a base. Must contain onions, cilantro, and some form of chile pepper(spiciness left to entrant), other flavor components left to entrant.
Non-traditional: Base can be anything other than tomatoes or tomatillos. Must contain onions, cilantro, and some form of chile pepper(spiciness left to entrant), other flavor components left to entrant.
A national contest is on to name the best market! If we get enough votes we'll win $10,000 to support all things community and local within our market - but first we have to win "Favorite Market" and we're a few votes behind.
It's free and easy to vote. It does require an email address to ensure that actual people are placing votes.
Vote & Share until September 18
The community is invited to enjoy an entire meal grown and produced by Farmer's Market members. Graciously sponsored by the Ward County Farmer's Union. This meal showcases the importance of farming, local producers, and the education of the next generation to prosper in ND.
FREE WILL OFFERING to attend
Tuesday, September 13 - 5:30pm & 6:30pm
Limited Tickets Available
We're looking for the youngest farmers, bakers, and makers to bring their goods and make a few sales!
Do you have a young entrepreneur in your home? Get them started on inventory and register them for their very own booth to be set up alongside or Market Members on Saturday, September 24. Registration opens August 10.
FREE to Participate and Attend
Saturday, September 24
9am - 12pm
If you can pickle it, you can enter it!
This contest is for all ages and pickled items. It will be judged by our panel of celebrity judges with the help of the People's Favorite Jar Decoration to crown the winners in multiple categories and divisions. Get all major produce supplies from one or more of our market vendors and get yourself entered for a BONUS prize! $10 per entry Registration open now, entries can be dropped off the week of October 3 at the Market. Need not be present to compete.
Saturday, October 8
Judging 10:30am - 11:30am
Champions Crowned 11:45am
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