Our 6th Annual Pickle Contest and Public Tasting has now come to a close. After 150 ballots cast in an incredibly close competition, we've got three very deserving winners to announce. Many thanks to the enthusiastic crowds who came to taste and offer their opinions, and many more thanks to the intrepid canners who inspired us with their unique creations.
1st Place: Snappy Paddock Peas (#14)
- by Linda Paddock
2nd Place: Pickled Tomatillos & Habaneros Going for the Whole Enchilada (#21)
- by Ariel Brumbaugh
3rd Place: Julie's Pickled Pickles (#8)
- by Julianne Bailey
Dad's Famous (Organic) Bread & Butter (#4) by Linda Brown
Henry's Bread & Butter (#5) by Amy Sundback
Those paying close attention may be thinking, "Hey! Ariel just won the Jam Contest with a tomatillo recipe. Where can I get these multi-award-winning tomatillos?" I asked her that very question, and she told me they came from... Downtown Home & Garden! So additional thanks to one of the local growers who supplies us with vegetable starts in the springtime: Don Zywicki provided the tomatillo plants. We'll have more vegetables from him next spring - come on by in early May for some of the best plant starts in town.