Schuylkill County Grown Program


Elizabeth Hinkel, Co-Chair
Christy Rebehn, Co-Chair
For more information:
570-622-3742, ext. 3324
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The Schuylkill County Agribusiness Committee is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Schuylkill County Grown Cooking Contest, being held at the Schuylkill County Fair, which is the perfect setting to focus on locally grown agricultural products. The contest will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. under the south overhang of the Main Exhibit Hall.

The Schuylkill County Grown program is designed to promote locally grown produce and other farm market products, such as milk, eggs, and even Christmas trees. Many people today are very interested in where their food comes from and how it is produced or grown. This program offers a way for producers and businesses to mark those products that are grown right here in Schuylkill County.

There will be two categories, adult and youth (under 18). For adults, we are asking you to prepare a slow cooker dish of your choice. Youth participants will be making a quick-bread, which can be in the form of a loaf, muffins, cake, etc. All entries must be prepared ahead of time, and be ready to serve at the time of the contest. The main rule for both categories is that each entry must contain at least three items that were grown in Schuylkill County. These could be items from a local farm market, retail store, or from your own garden.

If you would like to test your cooking skills, or you know someone who would be interested, come on out and show off your talents at the Schuylkill County Grown Cooking Contest.

To enter the contest, or for more information please contact Melissa Seigfried at the Schuylkill Conservation District at 570-622-3742 ext. 3324 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can also be found by visiting the Fair’s website at or by visiting the Fair’s Facebook page or the Schuylkill County Grown’s Facebook page. Registration deadline for this contest is July 29th, 2017.

We hope to see you at this year’s Fair, “Country Scenes, Blue Ribbon Dreams”, July 31st through August 5th, 2017.





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Schuylkill County Grown is a marketing program designed to promote local farms/food, by helping them with marketing their products and connecting them with local retailers and restaurants who are in search of these goods. This program is designed to provide promotional items to be used for those growing and distributing Schuylkill County products, which will be easily recognizable to consumers.

Mission Statement: Promoting the use of locally grown products to enhance our local economy and support our County's farmers, while inspiring valuable relationships with consumers.



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