We ♥ Local Food Recipe Contest

We ♥ Local Beets Recipe Competition

February 2-15, 2015

We’re all about the beans this winter – local beans, that is! Get creative with these protein-packed powerhouses and you could win fabulous prizes! Enter your sweet or savory local bean recipe online between February 2-15 for your chance to win. The top 3 recipes will be sampled and voted on by the public.


Congratulations to Amanda Kolifrath! Her recipe, Vermont Winter’s 3 Bean Pot Pie, won the popular vote! Congrats to our runners-up and thanks to all who voted!

Top 3 Recipes

Thanks to all who entered! The top 3 finalist recipes are:


The public will have a chance to sample and vote for their favorite to determine the winner!

The Contest

Sometime between February 2-15, enter your recipe information online or by dropping off a copy at the Customer Service Desk. Recipes can be either sweet or savory. The only requirements are that beans play a significant role in your recipe and that you use one or more of the following local varieties:

King of the Early, Yellow Eye, Marfax, Jacob's Cattle, Tiger's Eye

These colorful, Vermont-grown beans come to us from Morningstar Farm in Glover. Learn more about this family-run diversified farm.

Not familiar with these beans? Need some bean-spiration? You’re in luck! We’ve experimented with all of these varieties and offer up these tasting notes, cooking tips and recipe ideas on our blog.


  • 1st Place: $100 gift card to City Market and Le Creuset Stoneware Bean Pot from Kiss the Cook
  • 2nd & 3rd Place: $25 gift card to City Market
  • All entrants receive a Jay Peak voucher (see below) and an entry in our "Chocolate Sweetstakes."

The Fine Print

  • Recipes can be your own creation or adapted from other sources.
  • All submissions must include a detailed ingredients list and directions.
  • Recipes can be submitted electronically at www.citymarket.coop/we-heart-local-food or on paper at the Customer Service Desk.
  • Our panel of judges will vote for their top three favorites.
  • Entries will be judged based on proportion of local ingredients, simplicity, taste, health, and originality.
  • The three finalist recipes will be sampled at the Burlington Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, February 28 where people will be able to vote for their favorite.
  • The top vote getter and runner-ups will be notified on Monday, March 2.


Jay PeakWe have partnered with Jay Peak Resort to offer a 2-for-1 lift ticket voucher to everyone who submits a recipe and everyone who votes for their favorite recipe at the Burlington Winter Farmer’s Market. Throughout the month of February, City Market customers can also enter to win a 2 night ski vacation for 4 people at Jay Peak Resort, home to the most snow in Eastern North America. This package includes 2 nights at Hotel Jay, 2 days of skiing and riding, and access to the Pump House, Jay Peak’s indoor waterpark.


Check out our bean-inspired Pinterest board!