Salsa Contest Winners

The recipe was new but the outcome was the same, Dennis Shepard continues his reign as Salsa King of Louisa County. Shepard won top honors in fresh, 3-tomato and 3-pepper categories and took home the traveling trophy for judges’ favorite with his 3-tomato entry. He also got second place in the cooked category. Other winners were Al Cardwell with first place in the cooked category and Mike Nolan who took second place in 3-pepper.
The salsa contest was held on Friday, September 12 at the farmers market at the Louisa County Fairgrounds. Judges were Hal Prior, Mike Mullinnix and Louisa County Fair Queen Alia Lawrence. The annual contest is sponsored by the Columbus Junction Farmers Market. Winners received Louisa Bucks and certificates. The farmers market continues on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:30 through October 10.Judges favorite