SUMMIT, NJ - The first Summit Farmers Market 'Sunday Funday' on July 8 will feature a Blueberry Muffin Contest, with amateur bakers invited to bring their best creations to the Summit Farmers Market to be judged by an illustrious panel of luminaries, including Summit Mayor Nora Radest.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Entrants must have the baked goodies in place by 10:45 a.m. as the judging begins at 11 a.m.. Muffins will be judged on their flavor, texture, and appearance. After the muffins are judged, the public will be able to sample them!

Entrants must bring a half dozen (6) muffins, which must be made from scratch; no canned ingredients or boxed mixes allowed. They must also bring a copy of their recipe to the contest with them. Winners will receive 'Fun Money', which can be spent at the market

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In addition to the Hilltop City's top elected official, the panel of esteemed judges will be comprised of Jeanny Race and Carol Nurmi.  Race is the owner of Race Farms along with her husband Doug Race. Carol Nurmi is the owner of Sweet Carol’s and is a Blue-Ribbon winner of several of her jams.

The Summit Farmers Market Reusable Bag will also be available for sale for $3 each, or $5 for two bags; cash only. Any profits will benefit the Summit Green Team, a volunteer group who support the city’s Environmental Commission.

To register for the first 'Sunday Funday' of the season, visit

The next Sunday Funday activity will be the Salsa Contest on September 30, followed by Pumpkin Painting on October 28 and the final event will be the Apple Pie Contest on November 4.

Run by Summit Downtown, Inc., the Summit Farmers Market is located in Park & Shop Lot No. 2, at the corner of DeForest Avenue and Maple Street, and is open from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Sunday through November 18.