BEST HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST 2017

BEST HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST 2017

Please contact: lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com for a printable version of this form.

2017 LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET SOCIETY presents  3rd ANNUAL BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

& “BEST” HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST

Saturday, September 9, 2017     9AM TO 1 PM        Whitevalley Community Park Oval, Lumby

 

ENTRY FORM FOR THE “BEST” HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST: 

RECIPE CATEGORY

(note: homemade pastry only – no pre-forms)

BUTTER TART BAKING CONTEST OPEN TO HOME-MADE TARTS & PASTRY ONLY AMOUNT

DUE

Traditional #______ of entries @ $5.00 each $
Non-Traditional # _____of  entries @ $5.00 each $
TOTAL $

REMINDER:  *No dairy, meat, or toppings or fillings that could spoil in the heat are allowed in the tarts.

ENTRY FORM with PAYMENT & List of Ingredients is Due NO LATER than Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mail to: Lumby Public Market, Box 555, Lumby, B.C., V0E 2G0. or drop off to the Market manager at Lumby Public Market any Saturday morning before the August 26 deadline.

COUNT ME IN!!

 Contact Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Home Telephone: ____________________________Cell phone ___________________________

Email: ______________________________. 

Payment attached: $______________ & a list of the ingredients in my butter tart(s)

(Cheques made payable to Lumby Public Market Society) 

Amount Received____________Cash or Cheque     Date Received______________     Received By_____________

After expenses, all proceeds will be donated to a local charity or charities- determined  by Society Directors.

Do you agree to have your name/and/or photo used by the Lumby Public Market Society for promotional purposes?                 Name: YES/NO_________________ Photo:  YES/NO___________________

Do you agree to have photos of your butter tart entry or your recipe used for promotional purposes?

Photo:  YES/NO_________________            Recipe:   YES/NO _________________

________________________________________________________________________________________

TO BE A VENDOR AT THE PUBLIC MARKET (DOESN’T NEED TO BE BUTTER TARTS)

CONTACT MARKET AT lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com TO ARRANGE YOUR BOOTH ** YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TENT & TABLES**

General Vendors Welcome!  IF YOU INTEND TO SELL a lower risk food product (Butter Tarts, Muffins, Bannock, etc.) you DO NOT need to submit an application to the Health Authority before commencement of sales.  However, it is a requirement of the LUMBY PUBLIC MARKET that you MUST have a current FOODSAFE or MARKETSAFE CERTIFICATE if you are selling a homemade food product.  (for more information go to www.bccdc.ca). 

Need more entry forms, or information about the contest?  Email: lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com     7/26/2017 

2017 BUTTER TART FESTIVAL    FAQS

  1. Do I need a FoodSafe or MarketSafe to enter the Contest?

Only if you intend to participate as a vendor selling tarts or other baked goods or food products.

  1. What are the prizes?

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will each receive a ribbon from the Festival, and a gift basket donated by Rogers Foods Ltd. of Armstrong.

  1. What is the cost of entry?

$5.00 for each tart recipe.

  1. How many of each tart entered much I make?

Four (4) of each.  Please wrap each individually.

  1. Pastry for tarts – commercial or homemade?

Only homemade pastry is allowed.  If any tarts come with preformed purchased pastry, the entry will be disqualified.

  1. When do you need the tarts?

Tarts must be delivered by 7:30 a.m. on Festival day – September 9th.

  1. How do you guarantee that the judges won’t know who made them?

Each of your entries will be assigned a code.  This is the only identification that will be on the entry

  1. Do you need the recipe?

No, just a list of ingredients for each type of tart you enter.  This is to ensure that the judges are aware of the contents should there be allergy concerns.

  1. Why do you ask for permission to use the recipe?

For promotional purposes on our website.  And, we have a special opportunity for winners from Rogers Foods who would like to promote the three winning recipes through their baking class, and, would like to invite the winners to come to Armstrong to present their recipe at the class, if possible.

  1. When does the Contest entry close?

At 11:59 p.m. August 26.

  1. What happens with the money collected for the Contest?

After expenses are paid (we try to keep those to a minimum,) the balance will be donated to a charity determined by the Lumby Public Market Society Directors.

We hope these questions & answers are helpful to everyone.  We look forward to another great BUTTER TART FESTIVAL here in Lumby on September 9, 2017.  SEE YOU THERE!! 

Your Butter Tart Festival Committee

July 25, 2017

 

 

MARKET UPDATE DATES & EVENTS

There were a few sprinkles of rain early in the morning last Saturday, but the hot, dry conditions won out overall.  The Market welcomed Louise who sold berries and enthralled market-goers by sitting and spinning at her booth.  Louise answered lots of questions!  Garth and Butch teamed up to create a wood crafters area. Garth selling his famous barn wood creations and Butch his burned wood signs (special orders welcome).  Market vendors are missing the presence of Eric who has been a stalwart for many years – get well and come back soon, Eric!

The Market Society is pleased to announce that Rogers Foods Ltd. of Armstrong, B.C. has joined the Butter Tart Festival as a sponsor, joining the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Village of Lumby in supporting our 3rd annual festival.  Lumby’s festival is getting widely known, it was featured (albeit briefly) on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV.

Here are some dates for you to mark on your calendar:

  • My apologies for missing a significant date – June 11, 2010 – the date the Lumby Public Market Society was incorporated under the Society Act of B.C.  The forward-thinking folks who worked to create the Market, and who acted as the first Directors were:  Karen Bright, Marcel Galli, Ray Cameron, Hilda Driver, Pat Knight and Harvey McFadden.
  • July 29 – Watkins will be back at the Market, but away again on August 5
  • July 29 – Campbell’s Orchards will be bringing cherries and apricots. Colin will be at the Market for the rest of the season.  See him in booth #3
  • August 12 – the Market is moving to Arbor Park Mall for one day only, same time, same great vendors,
  • August 26 – Fortis will be at the Market offering the opportunity to win a $500 gift certificate from Save-On-Foods (think of all the butter tart ingredients that would buy!)
  • September 9th – 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival & “Best” Homemade Butter Tart Contest

Entry forms are now available for the contest:  here’s a “snippet” – you can request the whole form from lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com

THE “BEST” HOMEMADE BUTTER TART CONTEST:

RECIPE CATEGORY

(note: homemade pastry only – no pre-forms)

BUTTER TART BAKING CONTEST OPEN TO HOME-MADE TARTS & PASTRY ONLY AMOUNT

DUE

Traditional #______ of entries @ $5.00 each $
Non-Traditional # _____of  entries @ $5.00 each $
TOTAL $

As the hot, dry weather continues our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the wild fires in B.C.  As you may know, all the proceeds after expenses from the “Best” Homemade Butter Tart Contest is given to a local charity or charities, which is decided on a year-by-year basis by Society Directors.  Certainly, the Fires Appeal is on the list for consideration this year.

Again, thanks to everyone for their kind get well wishes over the month.  I will be back at the Market on July 29th, but away again on August 5th.  Please drop by and say hello this Saturday at the Lumby Public Market.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO KEEP YOUR KNIVES SHARP?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO KEEP YOUR KNIVES SHARP?

I’m starting a series of “conversations” with vendors, here’s the first, hope you enjoy it:

CONVERSATION WITH A SHARP GUY

Last Saturday at the Market, I asked Jim of Jim’s Sharpening Service & Wood Working, “Why do my knives get dull? And, “How do I keep them sharp?” His  response: “A dull knife is one where the edge has rolled sideways so that the cutting edge is no longer making contact with the surface you want to cut.”  Hmmm, “how do I keep that from happening?”  Jim offered the following advice:

1) Never use glass, ceramic, granite, or anything else hard and unyielding. as a cutting board.

2) Don’t use your knives to hack at turkey joints or saw through frozen cookie dough (or anything else frozen for that matter). They’re not chisels or cleavers, but highly-tuned instruments.

3) Avoid soaking them in the sink—or leaving them in a puddle of tomato puree. They may be stainless steel, but their super-fine edges are ripe for corrosion.

4) Always wash knives separately in hot water. Hand-dry only.

5) Ban them from the dishwasher where they might bounce around knocking into other items and, never store them in a drawer with other utensils.  This bouncing around is what causes the edges to roll sideways.

6)  Always store them in a knife block or use edge protectors.

7) Hone (with a steel)  your knives regularly – the proper way. See Jim at the Saturday Market and he’ll be glad to show you how –it’s really easy.

8) Learn how to sharpen knives properly, or, better yet, get them sharpened by a professional like Jim.. (It’s not a great cost to you and it makes a huge difference to your knives – ask Donna!)

9) Never, ever-ever, sharpen them with a can-opener sharpener like the one your Mom used to have – bring them to Jim.

10) Afraid of getting arrested walking through Lumby with a clutch of dull knives only to find Jim ‘s fallen ill that day?  Call the Market in advance to arrange for knife sharpening or to get a free lesson on the art of “the steel”

I also asked Jim about buying a knife as a gift.  His answer was surprising: “Have the person who’s going to use the knife go to the store for a fitting.”  What?  like trying on a pair of trousers?  “Yup, the best knife is not one that feels the most comfortable in your hand, it’s the one that’s going to be the best fit for the person you’re giving it to.”

 

Wilkie’s Bakery Recipe

Wilkie’s Bakery Recipe

pie pastry to fill 16 muffin cups, your own or store bought. approx, 4” circles of dough (if you want to line shells with raisins before pouring in the filling, soak them in hot tap water for about 30 minutes, about ½ cup of raisins should do)

Bake in pre-heated oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is lightly browned, but still bubbling (Canadians fall into two camps about butter tarts some like them runny, some firm. for firm bake for the full 20 minutes.) Let butter tarts cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove and place on racks until completely cool.

Ingredients

¼ cup soft butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
a pinch of salt
½ cup corn syrup (I prefer golden, but white’s good too)
1 egg lightly beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla

2017 BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

2017 BUTTER TART FESTIVAL

NOTES FROM THE MARKET

It was another great day at the Market on Saturday.  Local cherries and honey were available as well as our usual farm and greenhouse produce, crafters, artisans, knife sharpener and new-to-you vendors.  As most people have noticed, I’ve been absent from the Market for a few weeks; I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes and let you know that I (and Watkins) will be back at the Market in a few weeks. Thanks again.

We’ve had lots of questions about the Festival, so this week I want to focus on the Market’s biggest event of the season – the 3rd Annual Butter Tart Festival.  In honour of Lumby and area’s hard-working charitable and non-profits, we’re inviting these fine folks to use this year’s Butter Tart Festival as an opportunity to raise some funds.  Of course, other vendors and lovers of butter tarts are also invited to join us for a sweet day in September.  There’ll be more news next week, but for today here’s the nitty-gritty – point form:

  • Butter Tart Festival, September 9th, Whitevalley Community Park Oval (open-air)
  • Festival open to all: artists, home-based businesses, home-crafted items, farm produce or products,  food trucks, and, most importantly, butter tart bakers,
  • Charitable and non-profit organizations are welcome for fund-raising purposes,
  • Advance registration opens July 15 and closes August 22 (after that you take your chances!)
  • Cost of the Festival is $20 per booth (vendors bring own table & tent)
  • Lumby Public Market seasonal vendors freeLast year, butter tarts were all gone by 10:15 a.m. !!!
  • Last year, butter tarts were all gone by 10:15 a.m. !!!
  • Registration forms available at lumbymarket.com; lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com,

For information about being a vendor at the Market, or about the Butter Tart Festival, send me an e-mail at lumbypublicmarket@gmail.com . Our website is www.lumbymarket.com.  We also “Twitter” and have a page on Facebook.