October 1, 2017, People’s Choice Apple Dessert Contest & Music in the Park

September 26, 2017

​On Sunday, October 1, 2017, the Riverview Farmers Market will host its 3rd Annual People’s Choice Apple Dessert Contest.

Entrants in the Apple Dessert Contest must be New Jersey residents and must use New Jersey apples. Any type of apple dessert (e.g. pie, cobbler, tart) will be accepted and entrants can be amateurs or professional bakers.

Entrants can submit their entries between 11:00 a.m. and noon on the day of event at the Market’s information table. Each entrant should bring enough dessert to provide 100 small samples for judging.

All​ ​voting​ ​will​ ​be​ ​“people’s​ ​choice”​ ​by​ ​market​ ​attendees​. To participate in the tasting and judging, voters may make a suggested cash donation of $5.

Tasting and judging will begin at noon. Votes will be counted and prizes will be awarded to the winner at 2:00 p.m.

The winner will receive a trophy and a $50 cash prize.

There will be free musical performances by The​ ​Fuzzy​ ​Lemons​ at 12:30 p.m. and Sananga​ at 2:00 p.m. Both acts appear as part of the Market’s Music in the Park series.

JC​ ​Families​ will co-host a bubble-making activity for children of all ages from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the ​New​ ​Jersey​ ​Apple​ ​Industry​ ​Promotion​ ​Council and by St.​ ​John’s​ ​Lutheran​ ​Church​ ​and​ ​St.​ ​John’s​ ​Food​ ​Pantry​.