Here are the results from the FarmFest 2nd Annual Pie Contest!
We had a wonderful turnout for the Pie Contest during the Pennsylvania Certified Organic FarmFest. 2015 was the 4th year for FarmFest and the 2nd year for the F&F Pie Contest.
Sixteen pie bakers donned their aprons and baked 22 pies. Stacey, Mairi, Mike, Sara, Suzanne, Michele, Sarah and Catie volunteered to serve pie slices to 113 pie tasters!
We had the most entries in the Sweet category. They ranged from Classic Apple Pie to Wineberry Pie (last year's winner) to Peach Melba Pie to Derby Pie.
The Savory Pie category had 3 entries: Vegan Pot Pie, Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Cheese Quiche and Beet, Carrot, Apricot Pie. Our newest category, Gluten Free Pie had 2 entries this year. There was a Peach Pie and an Avocado Pie.
We had novice pie bakers as well as professional pie bakers. Gemelli Bakers donated an Apple Pie and a Pecan Pie, and Clare Traynor baked the prize winning Bluebarb (Blueberry Rhubarb) Pie.
Sweet Category Winners:
1st Place - Lemon Surprise Pie made by Bridget Esposito of State College
2nd Place - Stone Fruit Ginger Pie made by Mary Claire Curtis of Hollidaysburg
3rd Place - Peach Blackberry Pie made by Joshua Lambert of State College
$5 bought you 1 ticket and 2 slices of the pies of your choosing. The ticket was placed in the jar of the pie you liked best. At the end of the day, we raised over a little over $550. 30% went back to PCO to cover the overhead for the awesome FREE event they put on, the the rest will go to outreach for Friends & Farmers Co-op.
Our goal was to bring the community together around food, get the word out about F&F, and to raise some funds to support more outreach events like this one. I'd say it was a win-win-win! We even signed up 2 new members during FarmFest!
Thanks so much to the dozens of folks that made FarmFest happen, and that made the Pie Contest happen. We loved doing this Pie Contest, and it looks like the 3rd Annual Pie Contest is lined up for 2016!
Check out the photo slide show in the Event Photos.