5th Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest: August 21, 2016

August 2, 2016

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… and it’s time for the Riverview Farmers Market’s Annual Perfect Peach Pie Contest. If you’re an amateur baker with a favorite peach pie recipe, you have just three weeks to fire up your oven and perfect your technique! The contest rules and other basic info are posted below. We’re also planning a Market day full of music, kids’ activities, peach-themed treats from our vendors, and more — details to come, so stay tuned!


All New Jersey residents are welcome. All ages are welcome to submit, but you must be an amateur baker, not a professional.

Participants can submit home-baked peach pies or peach cobblers using Jersey peaches; no other dishes will be accepted.


Completed entry forms should be e-mailed to farmsintheheights@gmail.com with the subject line “Peach Pie Contest.”

Entrants can also register and submit pies at the Market on the day of the event, at the registration table, until the 11:30 a.m. deadline on Sunday, August 21st.

By submitting your dessert, you are allowing the Riverview Farmers Market and New Jersey Peach Promotion Council to publish photographs of your dessert on their websites and in related press releases.

Remember, you must be a NJ resident and a non-professional baker (i.e., you do not make desserts for income/payment).


Judging will take place at noon on August 21st. Three winners will be selected by local judges. Judging criteria will include: overall appearance, crust puffiness and color, arrangement of peaches (in open-top pies), aroma, filling color, filling taste, and crust taste. Prizes will be donated by local businesses and sponsors (details to come!). The prizes will awarded at 1:30 P.M.

Market visitors will be invited to taste all the contest entries after the prizes have been awarded.

Later this summer our first-place winner will go on to take a second version of his/her winning pie to a final judging site (to be announced at a later date) for 2 grand prizes: one in south/central Jersey; the other in north/central Jersey. Grand prize winners each will receive a check for $300 from the NJ Peach Promotion Council.

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is a non-profit voluntary organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers and associated industries dedicated to maintaining a viable peach industry in the Garden State for the purpose of preserving farmers and farmland; and to providing the highest quality and best tasting fresh peaches for consumers.