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Naturipe Farms, the California-based grower-owned, producer and marketer of good-for-you berries, has launched its first “Make Way for Strawberries Recipe Spring Cleaning Challenge,” which runs through June 20.
The recipe contest is geared toward creating original and, perhaps unusual, recipes using strawberries and encourages participants to use things they can already find in their pantries. Participants have the chance to win a weekly prize of a $50 gift card and the chance at the grand prize which includes free house cleaning for six months – a $500 value.
A panel of in-house food specialists will judge based on criteria such as the significant use of strawberries, originality and flavor. Recipes will be uploaded and available on the Naturipe website, where visitors can look through the submissions and vote on their favorites.
“Strawberries not only have nutritional benefits and taste delicious, they also are surprisingly versatile,” said Kyla Garnett, marketing manager for Naturipe Farms. “The recipe contest is a great way to promote the peak of strawberry season. We’re excited to see what innovative recipes people come up with while experimenting at home.”