The Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program is looking for recipe entries from Pennsylvania residents for the "Simply Delicious, Simple Nutritious" vegetable recipe contest. The entry deadline is June 30.
A panel of four judges will review the written recipe entries and select 16 finalist recipes to be prepared at the cook-off.
Four finalist recipes will be chosen in each of the following four categories: tomatoes/peppers/eggplant, melons/cucumbers, summer squash/zucchini and winter squash/pumpkins.
Recipe entries must contain at least one of the vegetables in the category title as a major ingredient.
Recipes will be chosen on the basis of creativity, nutrition/healthfulness, ease of preparation, and overall appeal.
A $100 prize will be awarded to the winner in each category. Other finalists will each receive a $25 gift certificate for the farm market of their choice.
Recipes must be created or modified by the contestant or a member of the contestant's family. Recipes previously published in a copyrighted publication will not be eligible.
For more information about the contest, visit www.paveggies.org  or call (717) 694-3596.