Community Involvement

Annual Apple Pie Contest—2017

Contest Rules and Information

The People’s Food Co-op Annual Apple Pie Contest will take place this year during the People’s Picnics in both Rochester and La Crosse. 

In La Crosse, the contest is on Friday, October 6. Judging will begin at 4:00 p.m. Winners will be announced when the judges have tabulated their scores.

In Rochester, the contest takes place on Saturday, October 14. Judging begins at 11 a.m.

Entrants in both contests must pick up their pie tins by 10 p.m. that day, if you wish to have your pie tin returned. Affix a tag with your name and phone number to the bottom of the pan. 

You must bake the pie yourself and drop it off along with your recipe and a completed entry form at either location on the day of the contest (entry forms are available at the stores’ customer service desks).

A panel of judges will rate the pies on appearance, crust, filling, recipe creativity, and overall taste. You will receive a $5 gift certificate just for entering the contest. Each participant may enter only one pie in the contest.

The winning recipe will be published in the Co-op Shopper, so be prepared to share your super-secret family heirloom recipe with your fellow co-op owners!

And yes! There are prizes!

1st Prize $75 gift certificate

2nd Prize $50 gift certificate

3rd Prize $25 gift certificate