Salsa Showdown Saturday at Holland Farmers Market

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HOLLAND, Mich.- Do you have a wonderful salsa recipe that everyone just raves about? The Holland Farmers Market is the place for you to be on Saturday, Aug. 17 starting at 9 a.m. Contestants will have two hours to make three gallons of salsa using complimentary tomatoes, peppers, onions and cilantro from Visser Farms. The public is then invited, starting at 1 p.m., to taste the salsa for just $3.00

The entry fee for the amateur division is $20 while restaurants, catering companies, chefs and other food service members will be competing for the traveling trophy. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive $100. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 14. There will also be a panel of celebrity judges.

There is also a Jalapeno eating contest on Saturday, as well. Each person will be given a plate of peppers and have to eat as many as they can in three minutes. The entry fee is $10 which also includes a $3 ticket to get into the Salsa Showdown.  A medal and cash prize will be given to first place, along with medals to second and third. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, Aug. 16.

To learn more, log onto www.salsashowdown.org.

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