Enter the Almanac Garden Guide Recipe Contest—and enjoy winning recipes from past Garden Guide recipe contests—all using fresh ingredients from the garden!
Enter the 2019 Garden Guide Recipe Contest!
Announcing the 2019 Garden Guide Recipe contest! This year, the ingredient is STRAWBERRIES. See details and enter the recipe contest here.
2018 Peas Recipe Contest Winner
Garden-fresh peas add a beautiful green hue and texture to pastas, pesto, and more! In the photo above is our first prize winner, Peas and Egg Fried Recipe—made with shrimp for protein!
First Prize: Peas and Egg Fried Recipe
by Jessica Gerschitz of Jericho, New York
Second Prize: Green Pea Walnut Pesto
by Frances Wilner of Salisbury, Maryland
Photo credit: Lori Pedrick
Third Prize: Papa’s Sugar Pea and Veggie Medley
by John Hoffman of Carnegie, Pennsylvania
2017 Butternut Squash Recipe Contest Winner
Butternut squash lends a sweet flavor, moistness, heartiness, and nutrition to many recipes from cakes to dips to pastas!
First Prize: Aunt Carol’s Holiday Chiffon Spice Cake
by Darlene Bueger of Peoria, Arizona
Second Prize: Roasted Butternut and Red Pepper Dip
by Shauna Havey of Roy, Utah
Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Third Prize: Butternut Squash With Penne and Sausage
by Sue Fine of Reisterstown, Maryland
2016 Apple Recipe Contest Winners
Our first prize winner is an easy and delicious recipe that’s perfect for lunch after apple picking or visiting your local farmers’ market.
First Prize: Smoked Turkey and Green Apple Panini
by Allison Zimmer of Hilton, New York
Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Second Prize: Nebraska Apple Cake
by Dorothy Rieke of Julian, Nebraska
Third Prize: Roman Apple Bundt Cake with Penuche Drizzle
by Lori McLain of Denton, Texas
2015 Potato Recipe Contest Winners
Who doesn’t love a hearty meal of potatoes? These recipes are all sure to satisfy your craving for this yummy staple. Our first prize winner is a fun twist on mashed potatoes.
First Prize: Stuffed Mashed Potatoes
by Gina Kleinmartin, Buffalo, New York
Second Prize: Hash Brown Roundup
by JoAnne Cameron, Comox, British Columbia
Third Prize: Eggless Potato Salad
by L. Jones-Hodge, Morrisville, North Carolina
2014 Berry Recipe Contest Winners
Our first prize winner is a simple recipe that’s delicious as a side dish with pork, beef, or chicken. It can also be served on top of plain pasta.
First Prize: Blueberry-Kidney Bean Salad With Fresh Vegetables
by Oscar Righetti, Bracebridge, Ontario
Second Prize: Strawberry Walnut Bread With Strawberry Spread
by Katie Mae, Guilderland, New York
Third Prize: Celebration Pear-Berry Pie
by Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida
2013 Zucchini Recipe Contest Winners
Even if it’s not zucchini season (when we’re inundated with the harvest!), this vegetable is a staple in the grocery store. Here are some creative ways to eat zucchini:
First Prize: Zucchini Mock Crab Cakes
by Peter Scallantino, Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Second Prize: Apple Zucchini Slaw
by Barbara Dentoni, Felton, California
Third Prize: Lemon Zucchini Orzo Summer Soup
by Jessica Kleinbaum, Plant City, Florida
Honorable Mention: Hasty-Tasty Stuffed Zucchini
by Tyrrell Hunter, Brunswick, Maine
2012 Tomato Recipe Contest Winners
Though tomatoes are almost always in the grocery store, there’s nothing like a vine-fresh tomato off the plant. Here are some recipes using America’s favorite crop:
First Prize: Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss
by Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Second Prize: Fire Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup
by Kristen Thomas-Vaticano, Port St. Lucie, Florida
Third Prize: Tomato Spice Quick Bread
by Brenda Radella, Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss Photo credit: Lou Eastman