Amateur Baking Contest for “Perfect Peach Pie”

Grab your fresh Jersey Peaches, grease your baking dishes, and go. Enter your Peach Pie (or cobbler, no other peach dish allowed) at any farmers market listed below.  You could win a choice of overnight w/dinner for two in either Atlantic City or Cape May.

Professional chefs will judge your peach pie or cobbler at farmers markets listed below.  They will select a finalist from each farmers market.  Finalists will go on to compete for two grand prizes (one from south/central Jersey, one from north/west Jersey).

The Contest is open to any amateur baker and must be either a pie or a cobbler.

Contact your preferred farmers market (or visit their website) to register. Provide your name, city or town, phone # or email, & what you will be baking.  Then show up with your entry on the day designated at your market of choice. Contest sites and email contacts are below:



South Jersey

July 18-Margate

North Jersey

July 21-Riverview Farmers Market, Jersey City Heights

Mory Thomas, director of Culinary Development at the Food Network, judge

South Jersey

July 28-Gloucester 4-H Fair,Mullica Hill

Chef Jim Malaby, blueplate restaurant, judge;

South Jersey:

August 3-Collingswood

Chef Mark Smith,Tortilla Press, judge

Central Jersey

Aug 4 -Terhune Orchard, Princeton

Central Jersey

Aug 7-Woodbridge

Central Jersey

Aug 11-Hunterdon Land Trust, Flemington

Chef/owner Leslie McEachem, Angelica Kitchen, NYC, judge

North Jersey

Aug 11-Ramsey

Pastry Chef Michael Volpe, chef/owner L’Arte della Pasticceria, Ramsey’s new authentic Italian café and bakery, judge;

South Jersey

Aug 14-Westmont


The Perfect Peach Pie contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. For further information on Jersey peaches, visit, Find jersey peaches on