Strawberry Challenge

Strawberry Challenge Rules and Information
Farmer Jones Farm Market Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 17th, 2023

 Contest Rules and Information

Registration Required: In person or online by Friday, June 16th at 5:00PM.
  1. Entry fee is $5 per entry.
  2. 2 quarts of strawberries will be provided by Farmer Jones Farm Market to each contestant. These must be picked up on Thursday or Friday June 15th or 16th between 10:00AM-5:00PM from the Farm Market.


Day of Event
  • Entries should be delivered between 12:30 -1:00PM 
  • Judging will be from 1:00-1:30PM
  • Awards will be announced around 1:45PM
  • Must be present to win.

Register online or in person at the farm market.


Strawberry Challenge Information and Rules

  1. Entry fee is $5 per entry (register online or at the farm market prior to the event.)
  2. Farmer Jones Farm Market will provide each contestant with 2 quarts of strawberries. These must be picked up on Thursday or Friday June 15th or 16th between 10:00AM-5:00PM from the Farm Market.
  3. Prizes: 1st Place - $50 gift card, 2nd Place-$30 gift card, 3rd Place-$20 gift card
  4. This contest is intended for home-based creators only. Professionals may not enter the contest.
  5. If you are a winner, you give permission to have your photo taken during the announcement ceremony and have it used for future promotional purposes.
  6. You may have more than one entry, but can only win one prize.
  7. Types of item that may be entered:
    1. Cakes, Cupcakes
    2. Cookies, Bars
    3. Pies, Cobbler
    4. Pastries
    5. Appetizers
    6. Beverages
    7. Anything that showcases Strawberries!
  8. Entries must be homemade and must include strawberries. Please do not use store-bought or premade ingredients, commercial mixes, or artificial colors or flavoring.
  9. All baked goods must be fully baked and complete, refrigeration will not be provided, please plan accordingly.
  10. If entering a cake, pie, or cobbler, please enter the entire item in a disposable pan. (9” disposable pie pan or 8x8 disposable cake pan)
  11. If entering cupcakes, cookies/bars, pastries, appetizers or beverages, please enter half-a-dozen (6) of your creation. 
  12. Any leftover items will be the property of the contestants.
  13. Please include a label or card with your name, phone number, and title of your recipe must accompany your entry on the day of the contest.
  14. Contestants may work individually or with a team. However, prizes will be awarded to one member/team only, NOT each individual.

Day of Strawberry Challenge

  1. Check-in will be from 12:30PM  to 1:00PM inside the farm market. Please be on time. Late entries cannot be considered for judging.
  2. Prizes will be announced around 1:45 PM the day of the contest. You MUST be present to win.

Judging and Scoring

  1. No visitors, contestants, or children will be allowed in the judging area.
  2. Each entry will be assigned a number for judging. 
  3. Each judge will assign a numerical value of 1-10, with 10 being the highest in each criteria category, without consultation with other judges.
  4. You will be judged on aroma, taste, texture, and presentation/appearance.
  5. The judges will tally all of the scores for each entry. The entries with the highest scores will be awarded 1st, 2nd. and 3rd place.
  6. In case of a tie, the taste category will be the tiebreaker.

Any questions please contact Rita Holler at