Annual Apple Pie / Cobbler Contest

Pie slice and ice cream

* The Apple Pie Contest scheduled for Oct 2nd has been postponed until Saturday, Oct 10th. 

Ashe County Farmers Market

108 Back Street

West Jefferson, NC



Once again it is time for the “Apple Pie/Cobbler Contest”

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Look for the events tent on the grassy area just behind the market and bring your homemade pies or cobblers to be judged.


Official Rules – **Apple Pie or Cobbler  Contest:


  1. Eligibility:

Contest is open to all Ashe County Residents – (Part time or Permanent).


** Any kind of Apple grown in Ashe County is eligibility.


  1. 2.  Requirements:

No store bought pastry shells or fillings.  Submit a copy of the recipe with your entry.  Please use disposable pie tins.  The Market will not be responsible for the return of pie plates.  No items that need refrigeration or heating will be accepted.  Pies or cobblers must be at room temperature for judging.  Limit two per contestant.


  1. 3.  How to Enter

Bring your homemade apple pie(s) or cobbler (s) to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 3, 2015 contest day between 9:30 am and 10:00 am.  Look for the tables under the events tent on the grassy area behind the market.  Entry forms will be available there and on line at


  1. Judging:

The judging will begin at 10:30 am and will be conducted by local judges.  Entries will be judged on the basis of taste and appearance. 


  1. Prizes:

One winner will be selected from each category and awarded a $20.00 Ashe County Farmers’ Market gift certificate (to be redeemed at the ACFM Market only during 2015).  The winner’s recipe will be printed in the local newspaper.


For more information contact Market Manager John Smyre at 336.877.4141, 910.309.1932 or

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Celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week at the Ashe County Farmers Market!!



In recognition of National Farmer’s Market Week August 2 – 8, 2015 please join us at the Ashe County Farmers Market on Saturday, August 1, 2015 for a cooking demonstration by Chef Ric Cain, Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant. Ric will be grilling several different types of vegetables from our vendors grown right here in Ashe County. Of course there will be samples for all to taste. Grilling will begin about 10:00 am and last until 12 noon and Ric, always has new ideas (recipes) for grilling anything on the grill (gas or charcoal).

Also, don’t forget to shop at all our vendors – all types of produce, baked goods, crafts of all types, jewelry, soaps, goat cheese, fresh flowers, all types of nursery items, grass feed beef and pork, eggs, honey, whole chickens (maybe rabbit and quail eggs), jellies and jams, and other items.

The Market is open from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through the end of October and every Wednesday from 8:00 am-1:00 pm through September.


Look for the Joyners (Ron and Suzanne) at the market on Saturday with garlic braids and hardneck garlic bulbs. They will also have cabbage and pattypan squash.



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