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Farmers’ Almanac Recipe Contest

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Calling all home chefs!
Enter our annual recipe contest to win cash prizes!

Win Cash Prizes:

  • 1st – $250
  • 2nd – $150
  • 3rd – $100

2020/21 Recipe Contest – Ingredient to be Announced!

No professional cooks, please. Your recipe must be original and you must include [mystery ingredient to be announced] as the main ingredient.

All entries must be received by February 14, 2020. Winning recipes will be shared on our website, on social media, and in the 2021 Farmers’ Almanac. All recipes become the property of Almanac Publishing Company.

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2019/20 Quinoa Recipe Contest Winners:

Winners to be announced in our 2020 Edition – pre-order now!

2018/19 Garlic Recipe Contest Winners:

Get your taste buds ready! See the winning recipes from our 2018 contest!
Listen to a radio interview with our managing editor, Sandi Duncan, about last year’s contest!

2017/18 Spinach Recipe Contest Winners:

1st Place – Spinach Enchiladas
Jessica Otto, Anchorage, Alaska

2nd Place – Spinach Polenta Pie
Margee Berry, White Salmon, Washington

3rd Place – Healthy Tropical Green Chocolate Chip Cookies
Terri Gilson – Calgary, Alberta Canada

2016/17 Lemon Recipe Contest Winners:

1st Place –Moroccan Lemon Toasted Chickpea Orzo Salad
Emily Hobbs
, Hazelwood, Missouri

2nd Place – Lemon Thyme Chicken
Rajane Williams, Schertz, Texas

3rd Place –Spicy Lemon and Curry Soup
Cynthia Knight, North Attleboro, Massachusetts

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