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Georgia Blueberry Commission Announces Recipe Contest Winners

on Monday, July 15, 2013.


Georgia Blueberry Commission Announces Recipe Contest Winners

The Georgia Blueberry Commission is excited to announce the winners of its inaugural “Sweet Georgia Blues Recipe Contest.”

In celebration of Georgia Blueberry Month, the Georgia Blueberry Commission held its first-ever recipe contest throughout the month of June.  Georgia Blueberry fans around the United States were invited to create and photograph an original recipe using Georgia Blueberries.  Submissions were posted on the Georgia Blueberry Commission’s website and Facebook page for voting.

Ayesha Awan of Fords, New Jersey, received over 1,000 votes, the most received of all contestants, for her Blueberry Slush Smoothie recipe.

“I’m so excited to have won,” said Awan.  “This is the first contest I’ve ever entered. As a mother of a young child, I love experimenting with healthy foods to create smoothies and juices that my son will enjoy.”

Rebecca Brooks of Atlanta, Georgia received the second highest number of votes, earning a Sweet Georgia Blues Prize Basket, including Georgia Blueberry jam, an autographed cookbook and more, for her Georgia Blueberry Salsa recipe.  With more than 700 votes, Deborah Puette of Lilburn, Georgia won third prize, an autographed copy of Chef Hugh Acheson’s A New Turn in the South Cookbook, for her Blueberry Lemon Cream Pie recipe.

“We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response to the recipe contest,” explained Joe Cornelius, chairman of the Georgia Blueberry Commission.  “We’ve had consumers from across the United States become familiar with Georgia Blueberries and love them for their sweetness.”

As a result of the recipe contest, Likes of the Georgia Blueberry Commission’s Facebook page increased by 1,800.

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