The 2018 Iowa State Fair is now in the books. What they say is true, “Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair”.
For the first time, Mariposa Farms sponsored a cooking competition – Creative Cooking With Fresh Herbs. There were three classes: appetizer, bread and dessert, with a first, second and third place in each class, and also an overall winner.
Thank you to all of the participants! We are so pleased with the turnout and consider this to be a great success.
Below are the winners of this competition and the recipe for the overall winning item. (Keep checking back to our website as the rest of the winning recipes will be added to our recipes page!)
Congratulations to all!
Jennifer Bartles, Des Moines, IA
Tomato, Basil, Garlic Loaf
Jennifer, that looks SO delicious! (Recipe at bottom of article)
First Place: Bridget Lottman, Norwalk, IA – Fresh Herb Salmon Bites
Second Place: Anita Van Gundy, Des Moines, IA – Cheese Ball Mice with Herb Cheese Crackers
Third Place: Cheryl Pike, Johnston, IA – Pesto and Risotto Balls
First Place: Jennifer Bartles, Des Moines, IA – Tomato, Basil, Garlic Loaf
Second Place: Natalie Ridgway, Des Moines, IA – Herb and Cheese Bread
Third Place: Rebecca Howe, West Des Moines, IA – Parmesan Herb Bread
First Place: Bridget Lottman, Norwalk, IA – Fresh Herb and Berry Tart
Second Place: Anita Van Gundy, Des Moines, IA – Chocolate Silk Mint Pie
Third Place: Eileen Gannon, Des Moines, IA – Mariposa Rosemary, Peach and Raspberry Parfaits
Mariposa Farms’ display of the winning submissions at the 2108 Iowa State Fair.
Look at the concentration on the judge’s faces below!
Also, while at the fair, Colette, from Mariposa Farms, gave a presentation on the use of fresh herbs. She gave information on what herbs pair best with, and how to prepare the herbs for use.
Thank you to all that attended!
Colette talking a bit about our most popular herb, BASIL!
Thank you to everyone that made this Iowa State Fair experience a great success and, again, congratulations to all the winners!
And here is the overall winning recipe!