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

2014 Salsa Contest

The rules and registration forms are now available for the 2014 salsa contest. The competition will be held Friday, September 12 at the Columbus Junction Farmers Market.

The 2014 categories are 1. Cooked or Canned, 2. Fresh or Pico de Gallo, 3. 3-Pepper, 4. 3-Tomato and 5. Restaurant or Food Service. DSCF1049

$125 in prize money and a traveling trophy for the judge’s favorite are at stake!

Download rules and registration forms and start developing your recipes today!

2014 Salsa Contest registration form (pdf) 2014 Salsa Constest registration form (word).