Recipe Challenge

The West Virginia Farmers Market Association has been working on a collaborative project with the American Heart Association and local chef, April Hamilton of Charleston. This project, The Recipe Challenge, started as a contest in search of the best heart friendly fresh recipes. Over 80 recipes were submitted for the challenge. Winners from across the state were chosen for grand prizes. Three farmers markets received pop-up kitchens based on the number of submissions from their markets.

Three recipes were chosen to win cash prizes. Susan Maslowski, Milton, was awarded third place for her Honey Angel Food Cake. Sherry Kaslowski, Fairmont, won the second place prize for her Crust-less Quiche. And the grand prize was awarded to Elizabeth Wheeler of Shepherdstown for her Chicken Butternut Patties. These recipes along with several others have been collected and will be available in a cookbook being released this holiday season. You will be able to pre-order a copy of the book on the December 8th event at the Wild Ramp in Huntington, WV. There will be free samples of the winning recipes, and ingredients will be available for purchase. The event will take place from 10am until 2pm. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The West Virginia Farmers Market Association would like to congratulate all our winners, staff past and present, and all the contributors from the community for the successful partnership that has led to the release of “West Virginia Foods & Flavors Farmers Market Cookbook.”

Follow these steps to order a copy:

1. Fill out the Google Docs form:

2. We will send an invoice to your email address, once we receive your payment via PayPal, we will have your order ready. It may take 5-7 business days or longer for books to be sent via USPS. We will contact you via email when your order has been shipped.