HENDERSONVILLE – This yr marks the 77th anniversary of the North Carolina Apple Pageant, an annual occasion in downtown Hendersonville steeped in custom and the return of one thing for apple lovers of all ages: an apple recipe contest.
This yr’s occasion was organized by Abigail Pierce, who’s the Extension Agent for Household and Shopper Sciences on the NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Heart. She is a newcomer to the employees who was employed in January.
“Abigail graduated from Harrison Excessive College in Kennesaw, Ga., and has a BA in Agricultural Communications from the College of Georgia. Her background in Ag Comm can be a fantastic asset to our workplace as we attain an growing variety of our purchasers by means of digital means,” stated Dr. William Kelly, the middle’s Regional Extension Director, in an article on henderson.ces.ncsu.edu. “She positively steps up our sport in that area along with her expertise and abilities.”
Pearce most just lately labored as a educating assistant at FernLeaf Neighborhood Constitution College in Fletcher.
Previous to that, she was a college vitamin aide and gardening educator with FoodCorps and the Jackson County College System in Georgia. On this function, she helped liaise with growers and distributors to obtain native meals for the realm’s 11 faculty cafeterias.
“We’re thrilled to have Abigail’s numerous background in our workplace. We all know she can be a fantastic asset to NC Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Heart in addition to our purchasers,” stated Kelly. “We intend to deliver her out to lots of our farms and occasions to make the most of her intensive background in agriculture to assist improve our packages.”
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Pierce’s presence is already making a distinction at Apple’s annual Recipe Competitors Pageant, which is split into the next classes:
• bread – candy or savory within the type of a loaf • Pies and pastries It should include pie crust or a pastry dough part. candies – Contains desserts and cookies • kids – For kids (with grownup supervision) • Native enterprise – An area enterprise in Henderson County that produces an merchandise in one of many above classes (bread, pies, pastries, and confectionery)
Every recipe should be authentic and in addition include no less than 2 cups of applesauce or 1 cup of recent, selfmade apple juice. Entry varieties can be found on the following hyperlink: https://henderson.ces.ncsu.edu/2023/07/2023-apple-recipe-contest-at-the-nc-apple-festival-mainstage/ and should be submitted by August 28.
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Entrants should deliver your complete completed product to the Apple Pageant most important stage in entrance of the historic courtroom between 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on September 1. Judging will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the winners can be introduced in the course of the Apple Pageant Opening Ceremony at 1:15 p.m.
Extra info is obtainable at https://www.ncapplefestival.org/ or by calling 828-697-4557.
Dean Hensley is the information editor for the Hendersonville Instances-Information. E mail him with ideas, questions and feedback at DHensley@gannett.com. Please assist assist this kind of native journalism by subscribing to the Hendersonville Instances-Information.