Baking, food contest rules announced

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The 2019 Peach JAMboree and Rodeo taking place this weekend, June 20-22, will include the annual baking contest.

Sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, this annual event includes multiple forms of entertainment for peach and rodeo lovers.

The rules and regulations for the baking, preserves and salsas contests have been released. The following are the general rules for the contests to be judged Saturday, June 22.

• All entries are to be brought to the Stonewall Chamber Building, located at 250 Peach Street, between 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22.

The contest deadline is 10 a.m.

Judging begins at 10:45 a.m., and winning entries may be viewed after about 1 p.m. until the auction.

• There is no entry fee.

• No commercial entries will be accepted.

• All entries become the property of the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce.

• Top entries in all categories will be auctioned off on Saturday afternoon during the Peach Auction, and all proceeds will go to the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce.

• Prizes will be awarded in each category, including $150 and a plaque for first; $125 and a ribbon for second; $100 and a ribbon for third, and $75 and a ribbon for fourth.

Each entry must be accompanied by a full recipe.

More information on the baking, salsa and preserves contests is available by contacting Heather McCarver at 979-676-1695 or by visiting the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce website at www.stonewalltexas.com.

Peach Preserves

Those who enjoy turning peaches into preserves are invited to enter their best jars in the peach preserves contest.

Following are the rules for the peach preserves contest.

• Only one entry per household per category will be accepted.

• No fruit other than peaches may be used.

• No artificial coloring may be used.

• One copy of the recipe must be provided for each entry.

• Two jars must be submitted for the recipe entered. The jar to be judged may be a halfpint, but the second jar must be a pint.

• The preserves must be in a standard brand pint jar or standard half-pint jar with non-decorative lids (example: Kerr, Ball, etc.). Caps and lids must be clean. Jars with dirty and/or rusty caps and lids will be disqualified.

• Must have been cooked within the last year (June 2018 through June 2019).

Peach Pies, Cobblers

Whether it’s a pie or cobbler, local bakers are urged to enter their favorite recipe in the peach pie and cobbler contests. The following are rules for the peach pie and cobbler contests.

• Only one entry per household per category will be accepted.

• No fruit other than peaches may be used.

• One copy of the recipe must be provided for each entry.

• Two pies or two cobblers must be submitted for the recipe entered.

• Pies and cobblers must be in 8” to 9” disposable pans.

• No refrigerated-type pies or cobblers are eligible.

• One individual may submit entries in all categories.

Peach Salsa

Those who enjoy making salsa are invited to enter the peach salsa contest.

Rules for the contest are as follows:

• Only one entry per household per category will be accepted.

• No artificial coloring may be used.

• One copy of the recipe must be provided for each entry.

• Two jars must be submitted for the recipe entered. The jar to be judged may be a halfpint, but the second jar must be a pint.

• The salsa must be in a standard brand pint jar or standard half-pint jar with nondecorative lids (example: Kerr, Ball, etc.). Caps and lids must be clean. Jars with dirty and/ or rusty caps and lids will be disqualified.