Get Cooking with Aunt Nellie’s County Fair Recipe Contest

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America’s Best Recipes Will Win Cash, Products and Blue-Ribbon Bragging Rights

Aunt Nellie's offers six varieties of glass-packed beets, plus onions, three bean salad, and red cabbage, continuing the success of a dream that started over 80 years ago.

“Aunt Nellie’s has a distinguished American heritage as one of the original brands embraced by home economists and home cooks alike, as a collection of premium-quality glass-packed vegetables that offer fresh flavor, excellent nutrition benefits and convenience."

With the leaves turning and temperatures falling, it means that county and state fairs – and their iconic food competitions -- are wrapping up. Each year, hundreds of America’s best home cooks vie for blue ribbons and bragging rights for their original creations. Aunt Nellie’s® is tapping into this generations-old form of Americana with its own competition entitled “Aunt Nellie’s County Fair Recipe Contest” complete with big prizes and blue ribbons!

Home cooks and bakers are invited to submit their best recipes in any of five categories: Appetizers, Salads/Sides, Soups, Main Dishes, and Desserts/Sweets. Each recipe must use one or more jars of Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Beets, Sliced Pickled Beets, Whole Pickled Beets, Baby Whole Pickled Beets, Sweet & Sour Harvard Beets, Pickled Beets & Onions, Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage, Holland-Style Onions, or 3 Bean Salad, or one or more cups of Single Serve Diced Pickled Beets Cups. The contest runs through November 15.

All eligible entries will be judged by a panel of agency representatives based on the following criteria: taste (50%), appropriate use of Aunt Nellie’s products (35%) and originality/creativity (15%). The judging panel includes experienced state fair judges and food/lifestyle influencers from around the country. First, second and third-place winners in each category will receive Visa gift cards ranging from $25 to $100 and an array of Aunt Nellie’s products, while one grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and an Aunt Nellie’s Prize Package of products. Winners and their recipes also will be featured on the Aunt Nellie’s website, Facebook and Instagram.

“Aunt Nellie’s has a distinguished American heritage as one of the original brands embraced by home economists and home cooks alike, as a collection of premium-quality glass-packed vegetables that offer fresh flavor, excellent nutrition benefits and convenience,” said Julia Storie, Aunt Nellie’s Marketing Administrator. “Home cooks have relied on Aunt Nellie’s for generations for traditional family favorites as well as more creative dishes, like cakes and other baked goods, nutrient-packed smoothies, even ice creams and sorbets and creative cocktail garnishes. We’re excited to see what America cooks up for Aunt Nellie’s County Fair Recipe Contest.”

To enter the contest and review official contest rules, please visit http://auntnellies.com/recipe-contest.

Aunt Nellie's Farm Kitchen® began in 1929 in Clyman, Wisconsin, by local farmer/businessman Norbert Lau. It was at this time the business trademarked the face and name of Nellie Jones, a nationally recognized pioneer in home economics who championed rural homemakers, bringing them the latest scientific research through her role as state leader of the Home Economics Extension. After starting out processing sweet peas, the company added more canned and glass-packed fruits and vegetables over the years. In 1965, under the leadership of David Lau (Norbert Lau's son), the company expanded its fruit and vegetable product line. Since 1997, Aunt Nellie's has been owned by Seneca Foods Corporation, based in Marion, NY.

For more information and recipes, please visit http://www.auntnellies.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @auntnelliesvegetables

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