There’s just one month left for chefs extraordinaire to submit your favorite recipes with locally-sourced ingredients to the NevadaGrown – Home Means Delicious recipe contest. Take advantage of a chance to win a freezer stocked full of Nevada meat and/or produce and celebrate the abundance of seasonal ingredients grown right in our own backyard.
We’ve hosted the recipe contest since July 2013, and submissions came to us via Facebook, email, photos of old recipe cards, and good old fashioned mail. Each month, the Reno Gazette Journal published one special recipe in the Food & Drink section and earmarked it for inclusion in our first-ever NevadaGrown cookbook.
In addition, we’ve saved each and every recipe and will choose one at random as the lucky winner of a 7-cubic-foot chest freezer filled with $300 worth of NevadaGrown meat and/or produce.
The contest continues through the end of June, and for the last month, recipes can feature any Nevada-grown ingredient. The entries should be your original or family recipes, not ones from other sources. From salads to main dishes and desserts, send us your best. And don’t forget those delicious meat recipes perfect for summer barbecues.
Upcoming farmers markets give home chefs an opportunity to discover local and seasonal ingredients and a complete calendar of area farmers markets can be found on our website. We also encourage market shoppers to get to “Know Your Farmer.” Inquire about the origin of the items you’re purchasing – farmers love to talk about their food! Be sure to look for the NevadaGrown banner or label to make sure you’re getting the closest to home.
So please, type it up, write it up, snap a photo or photocopy a recipe card. This is your last chance to be part of this truly local cookbook and win big at the same time. All recipes can be submitted via Facebook or emailed to NevadaGrown.