Iron Chef Contest | Sunnyside CSA Style

Welcome to September, neighbors!
It’s time to get ready for our very own IRON CHEF event! Here are the details:

When: Saturday September 10th. Set up at 4:30, tasting 4:45-5:45, schmoozing and grazing till the park closes!

Where: Sunnyside Gardens Park

How it works: An abundant vegetable from our farm share box delivered on Sept. 8th will be chosen as the featured ingredient in this contest of culinary prowess. Contestants will be asked to create an inspired and unique dish featuring this ingredient. It need not be your own recipe but you need to make the recipe your own! Bring a friend! Challenge a friend! Eat, be merry, and quite possibly be crowned Sunnyside CSA Iron Chef!

Contestants will be responsible for setting up, labeling, and maintaining the presentation of their dishes throughout the judging hour which will be from 4:45-5:45.

If you need a grill, we are happy to provide one with notice, but please keep in mind that you will need to get there early enough to fire it up in time for judging.

Once the judge/tasting panel has tasted each entry, family and friends can dig in pot luck style. CSA will supply non-alcoholic refreshments, utensils and paperware. Feel free to BYOB (in cans ONLY-no glass).

Entries will be judged on:
1) Taste Is the dish yummy? Can you taste the key ingredient prominently?
2) Creativity/Originality Has the key ingredient been featured in an unusual manner?
3) Presentation Did the chef take care to consider color, texture, smell?

The judge/tasting panel will rate each dish using a scale from 1 to 5, 1 is fair and 5 is most extreme excellence.

The Fine Print:
Entry fee is $10.
75% is a donation to our subsidized share program. 25% goes in the prize kitty for the Sunnyside CSA Iron Chef.

** Please note that although this event is sponsored by the Sunnyside CSA, you do not have to be a member to enter!

We MUST have at least 8 contestants signed up no later than 9/4 or we will have to cancel the event. Please email us ASAP if you are interested!RSVP to

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