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“Potatoes For The Health Of It” potato cooking contest

Presque Isle -

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine –¬† The 2011 Northern Maine Fair will soon be in Aroostook County and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Potato Board will again be sponsoring the “Potatoes For The Health Of It” potato cooking contest on Saturday, July 30th at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds.

Entering the contest is simple: Prepare a recipe using the Maine potato as a primary ingredient in a “heart-healthy” recipe, type or neatly print the recipe on a recipe card or piece of paper, and join us at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds in Presque Isle between 12:00 and 1:00. Judging of entries will begin promptly at 1:00 and winners will be announced following the judge’s decision. You may enter your recipe in any of 6 categories: soups, salads, breads, casseroles, desserts and miscellaneous. You may enter any or all categories – only one entry per category please. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each of the 6 categories, and a Best of Show prize of $100.00 will also be awarded.

Recipes must contain no more than 30% fat and no more than 140 mg. sodium per serving, feature Maine potatoes and use ingredients that are readily available. Information on altering recipes to reduce fat and sodium is available at the Cooperative Extension office in Houlton, Fort Kent, and Presque Isle.

For a complete copy of the rules and registration form, please contact the Cooperative
Extension office at 1-800-287-1421. You can also write us at: 22 Hall Street, Suite 101,
Fort Kent, ME 04743

For More Information:

Contact Name: Sharon Paradis or Lisa Fishman

Telephone Number: (207)834-3905

Website: http://

Email: sharon.paradis@maine.edu