TRENTON – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced June 13 begins the 2017 Jersey Freshcipes contest, encouraging people to create and share recipes using Jersey Fresh produce as one of the main ingredients.
The recipes can be entered by going to Recipe Contest. There will be weekly winners as well as a grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card and Jersey Fresh kitchen accessories.
Recipe entries must include a name for the dish, a brief description, the ingredients, preparation instructions and a photo of the finished recipe. There is no limit to how many times one person can enter. The weekly winners will be highlighted on the Jersey Fresh Facebook page and on the Jersey Fresh website.
“The Jersey Freschipes contest is a great way for those who like cooking to share the many ways our wonderful produce can be enjoyed,” Secretary Fisher said. “We appreciate all who participate and your ongoing support of all who grow and harvest Jersey Fresh produce. We urge people to show us how much they love Jersey Fresh food with the personal touch of their own recipe.”
The final week of submissions is Aug. 8. After that, three finalists will be selected, and the Jersey Fresh team will record videos recreating those three recipes. The three recipe videos will then be shared on the Jersey Fresh Facebook page. The video with the most Likes as of Sept. 26 will win.