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4-Hers feature New York ag products in cooking competition

Lillian Mathes, 14, of Barre competed in the Senior Division and made ham loaf during a cooking competition on Nov. 3 at the Trolley Building at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Posted 13 November 2018 at 6:16 pm

Photos and article courtesy of Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H  Program

KNOWLESVILLE – Twenty Orleans County 4-Hers kept things cooking during the Produced in New York (PiNY) silent cooking competition at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds on Nov. 3.

“Participants prepare their own original recipe featuring items grown or produced in New York State,” Orleans County 4-H Program Coordinator Kristina Gabalski said. “4-H youth are evaluated on their demonstration skills as well as the taste and nutritional value of their finished products.”

Recipes this year featured pumpkin, cheese, apples and carrots, as well as chicken, pork and ham.

The PiNY program is an opportunity for youth ages 8-19 to demonstrate their food preparation skills while promoting a wide variety of agricultural products grown or produced in New York.

4-Hers with the highest cumulative scores qualify to participate in the Produced in New York  competition in the 4-H Youth Building during the New York State Fair in August.

Makenzie McGrath, 11, of Medina competed in the Junior Division and made cheesecake stuffed apples.

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