The sixth annual Fall Pie Contest takes place Sunday, November 9th at the new Vickery Meadow Local Market (VMLM) held in the NW corner of the Half Price Books (5803 E. Northwest Highway). White Rock Local Market (WRLM) recently received a grant for over $78,000 from the USDA to support the launch of the new market in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.
Fall pie contestants provide samples at a public tasting from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Market attendees judge the competition and decide winners within the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard, Savory and Youth.
Pie crusts and fillings must be homemade. Winners in each category will receive gift certificates to be used at VMLM or WRLM.
Contestants pay $10 per entry and bakers must provide two pies per entry. Deadline for registration is November 7. To register go to www.whiterocklocalmarket.org, or call 214-797-4989. Tasting tickets can be purchased day of for $5 at the VMLM Information Desk.
Proceeds from this event will benefit programs offered by VMLM and WRLM including Love Your Farmer volunteer days, Sprouting Healthy Kids - a hands-on gardening and nutrition after school program, and White Rock Local Garden.
Vickery Meadow Local Market is located 5803 E. Northwest Highway in the NW corner of Half Price Books. To learn more go to www.whiterocklocalmarket.org
ABOUT WHITE ROCK LOCAL MARKET:
A vibrant celebration of community and neighborhood, WRLM and affiliate markets strengthen the local food economy and create awareness of the social, environmental, and health benefits of eating local foods. Artisans, farmers and ranchers are located within 150 miles. WRLM incubates small businesses and provides crucial support to small farmers. WRLM hosts a community garden as well as workshops and field trips for kids and adults.
White Rock Local Market is a 501 c(3) tax exempt organization sustained by contributions and memberships. Individual memberships for 2013, from Seeds ($25) to Beyond Organic ($1,000) and everywhere in between are on-sale now at www.whiterocklocalmarket.org. Membership benefits vary.