Students from the Walker Junior High School in La Palma, California, will put 10 produce-centric recipes to the test at the 4th annual PMA Fresh Summit Sensory Experience Contest this coming Friday, Oct. 17.
The contest, sponsored by Bolthouse Farms and supported by Disney Consumer Products, features the top 10 recipes submitted by exhibitors. They will be judged by the students and 15 buyers from companies including Delhaize America, Pro*Act and Supervalu.
“Inspiring children to eat more fresh produce can take many shapes,” says Todd Putman, chief commercial officer for Bolthouse Farms. “Whether it’s traditional marketing like the ‘eat brighter!’ movement, or through engagement in contests like this one, it’s our responsibility as an industry to engage tomorrow’s leaders in efforts that lead to a healthier lifestyle.”
Finalists and recipes are:
Alsum Farms & Produce Inc.—Rainbow Potato Pancakes
Ball Design—Fresh Fruit Nachos with Honey Yogurt Drizzle
Church Brothers LLC—Rainbow Kale Tostada
Giorgio Fresh Co.—Mushroom Sauce Pizza with Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese
Green Giant Fresh—Cauliflower & Avocado Croquettes with Honey Dijon & Avocado Aioli
Mucci Farms—Cool Summer Treats Made with Cutecumbers™
Sage Fruit Co.—Skinny Breakfast Apple Turnovers
Sunkist—Sunkist® Orange Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Wholesum Family Farms—Wholesum Harvest® Eggplant Vegetable Balls with Roma Tomato Sauce
Wish Farms—Wish Farms Strawberry Blueberry Hazelnut Chocolate Flatbread
More than 55 produce-centric, kid-friendly recipes were submitted. During the Sensory Experience Contest, the judges, buyers and kids will place their votes for “Buyers’ Choice” and “Kids’ Choice.”