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Labor Day weekend salsa contest Aug. 31

Salsa from a recent contest held at the Tryon Farmers market. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Salsa from a recent contest held at the Tryon Farmers market. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

The Columbus Farmers’ Market will host a Labor Day weekend salsa contest Saturday, Aug. 31.

Contest participants can blend their way to the “Polk’s Finest” $50 cash prize or a prize of $25 market dollars for the “People’s Choice Award.”

All ages are welcome to enter. Only homemade salsa will be accepted. Entries will be judged upon flavor, use of local ingredients and presentation. Entrants must provide one piece of paper with name, address, telephone number and recipe listing all ingredients. The amount of salsa should be sufficient to allow all judges and the public to taste in order to be considered for both categories.

Bring your salsa in an anonymous container to the farmers market truck by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. Winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m. Containers not picked up by noon will be donated or disposed. Chips will be provided for tasting.

If you have questions, contact Christopher Chemsak at 828-424-4716.

– article submitted by Jonathan Kanipe