Garden Guide Recipe Contest Winners

Recipes using fresh ingredients from the garden

By Sarah Perreault
January 17, 2019
Peas and Egg Fried Recipe
Lori Pedrick

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 STRAWBERRIESSee details and enter the recipe contest here.

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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

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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

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Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Second Prize: Roasted Butternut and Red Pepper Dip
by Shauna Havey of Roy, Utah

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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

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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

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Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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

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Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

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

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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

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Triple Tomato Tortellini Toss Photo credit: Lou Eastman

Source: 

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide

2020 Almanac Calendar Club

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