Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Matthews market holds annual baking contest

This year's annual baking competition at the Matthews Community Farmers' Market is wide open: You can enter any baked-from-scratch baked good, from a dessert to bread. Entries are judged on flavor, appearance and creativity.

The contest starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Judges this year include chef-instructor Peter Reinhart, cooking teacher Heidi Billotto and Sam Stachon, executive pastry chef at King's Bakery. Market customers also can vote on a People's Choice award.

For a list of the rules, go the market web site, The market is in downtown Matthews on North Trade Street.