Carrot recipes, using locally grown carrots, will be judged Feb. 23.Carrot recipes, using locally grown carrots, will be judged Feb. 23.To brighten up these winter days, we are challenging Fairfield County to bring out their best carrot recipe on Saturday, Feb. 23, to the Westport Farmers’ Market located at 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport, CT (inside Gilbertie’s Herb Garden).  At 11 a.m. Celebrity Judges/Chefs Matt Storch (chef and owner of  Match and Chelsea) and Geoff  Lazlo (chef of  LeFarm) will  taste their way through the entries declaring a winner at high noon. 

In order to enter the contest, email Lori Cochran-Dougall at [email protected] by Feb. 20. There are limited spaces available so secure your entry space today. 

The winner will receive a Westport Farmers’ Market shopping tote filled with market goodies worth well over a $100 and have the option to have their recipe shared with the 3,000 people who receive the WFM newsletter each week.  There is one stipulation to the contest – the carrots must be from a local farm and the name of the farm must be noted with the entry. 

Our mission is to create and maintain a regional hub where real farmers connect with consumers over real food. In facilitating these interactions, the Westport Farmers’ Market strives to help food producers and food consumers forge lasting relationships that celebrate education, sustainability, healthy living, and just plain delicious food!   

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