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Cedar Crest’s Locally Grown Food Cook-Off Offers Delicious Competition Friday

As part of RecycleMania program and sustainability efforts on campus, members of the Cedar Crest College community will square off in a battle to see who can serve up the winning dish during the Locally Grown Food Cook-off this Friday, March 26, from 2-6 p.m. in Harmon Hall of Peace in Miller Family Building.

During the competition, which has separate divisions for students, alumnae, and faculty and staff, teams of two to four competitors will prepare a dish using baskets of identical locally grown foods including a whole chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, fresh goat cheese, half a dozen eggs, and much more. Teams will cook from 2-5 p.m., with judging to follow. Meals determined to be the tastiest by the judges—Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Cedar Crest College Chef Jerry Rogers—will win gift certificates to local grocery stores or cook books. In addition, vendors will be selling locally grown fresh foods from 3-6 p.m. For information contact Roxxi Shupp at roxi@cedarcrest.edu.

This year marks Cedar Crest College’s first participation in the national RecycleMania program, a recyclable collection competition which aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling on college campuses. In addition to this week’s cook off, the campus has held a sustainability video contest, recycled art competition, green fashion show featuring recycled fashions, and many more events during the current semester to promote environmentally friendly practices.