We’ve been getting some good entries in our Locally Grown Recipe Contest. But to encourage more of you to enter, I thought I’d share a couple of the photos I took last night at Valley at the Garrison, where our reader cook-off will be held.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, four semifinalists will prepare their recipes for the judges Ã¢â‚¬â€ in this sleek professional kitchen. Check it:
The semifinalists will cook their recipes for me, chef Jeff Raider of Valley Ã¢â‚¬â€
Ã¢â‚¬â€ and Maryann Hedrick of mypersonalfarmers.com.
We’ll judge who is the winner. Best part? All four of the semifinalists are winners. Each one will get a gift certificate to mypersonalfarmers.com, and the grand prize is a $300 dinner at Valley and a $300 gift cert to mypersonalfarmers.com.
But all four cooks get to go back to Valley for a dinner on Thursday, Sept. 6 to find out the winner. (The dinner is also a fundraiser for the Cold Spring Farmers Market, so you can even talk to some of the people who raise the food you’re cooking with!)
And did I mention you can cook in this kitchen?
Plus, we’ll be shooting the cookoff for RNN and writing a feature for The Journal News, so semifinalists are guaranteed to be local celebs, too!