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Winners Declared in 2013 Vegetable Recipe Contest

2013 Contest Winners

Dan Naylor, eastern regional director with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, with the three first-place winners at the 2013 Pennsylvania Vegetable Recipe Contest Cook-Off: (left to right) Frances Dietz of York, Marilyn Goldfarb of Boalsburg and Sally Kocan of Gibsonia.

Veteran contestant, Frances Dietz of York, repeated last year’s feat of winning the first place prize in two categories. This year she won the first-place prizes in both the Snap Bean/Lima Bean/Pea and Sweet Corn categories. She has won first-place prizes in four previous contests, including two first-places in 2007 and in 2012 and is the only person to win two first-place prizes in one year. First-time finalist Sally Kocan of Gibsonia won the first-place prize in the Leafy Greens category and Marilyn Goldfarb of Boalsburg took the prize in the Broccoli/Cabbage/Cauliflower category. The Cook Off was held on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Daniel Naylor, Eastern Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture presented certificates to the winners....... Read More


August is Pennsylvania Produce Month

August is Pennsylvania Produce Month. For the eighth year, the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program, along with vegetable growers across the Commonwealth, will be celebrating fresh, local Pennsylvania Vegetables at their Best during August. Most areas of the state have had plenty of moisture this season, so the crops are producing abundantly ...... Read More


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