By Jana Jones
Farmers Market Manager
The Johnson County Farmers Market (JCFM) and the UT/TSU Extension Office held its Third Annual Berry Baking Contest last week sponsored by Farmers State Bank.As judges, Adrian Holman, Dennis Shekinah, and Billy Ward had their work cut out by sampling all of the beautiful and tasty berry delights. The winners were announced Saturday morning and WMCT was at the market reporting live with their remote broadcast.
Lorraine Darocha took first place with her blackberry cake bars. Second place winner in the cake category was Christina Combs with her blueberry lemon cake. Coming in third place in the Adult contest with the cake/cobbler category was Sierra Wiggins-Aldridge with her blackberry upside down cake.
The event also hosted a pie/pastry category. Coming in first place with her blueberry yum yum was Lisa Perkins, followed in second place with her no bake cheesy blueberry cream pie was Lorraine Darocha, and the Grand Prize in the adult category goes to Lorraine Darocha, who received a $50 gift certificate to the Farmers Market.The first place win in the children’s 7 to 12-year-old group category goes to Cheyenne Combs. The first place in the 13 to 17 group goes to Ikia Combs. Each student received a variety of baking supplies.
Congratulations to all the winners, and to every participant in the Third Annual Berry Baking Contest.