Saturday, February 2, 2013
Melissa Manasa and Joanna Danowski take home Whole Foods gift cards from the Saturday event.
A juicy combination of peaches and blueberry, topped with a Dutch crumb mixture, took top honors at the 3rd annual Homemade from Scratch Pie Contest, held Saturday at the Old Winery Market in Farmington. Melissa Manasa of Farmington took home a $100 Whole Foods gift card for her entry, which finished first out of five pies entered in the winter market competition. Joanna Danowski of Farmington won a $25 Whole Foods gift card for her second place entry, a raspberry lemon pie topped by plump, sweet raspberries dusted with powdered sugar. Jesse Eisenhuth of The Henry Ford, Detroit News food writer Kate Lawson, U.S. Department of Agriculture representative Steven Craig, Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market Master Walt Gajewski and …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch editor Joni Hubred-Golden will help judge the Saturday competition. There's a $100 gift card at stake.
Does your baked-from-scratch pie leave your family clamboring for more? There's still time to enter the Old Winery Farmers Market pie contest. Only 10 entries will be accepted, and market master Jean Smith said that, as of Wednesday, three spots remain. Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch editor Joni Hubred-Golden will be among the judges sampling pies during the winter market, held in the Old Winery/Powerhouse building on Grand River in Farmington. Open to amateur bakers, the contest offers a $100 gift card from Whole Foods as its top prize. The runner-up receives a $25 gift card. Complete contest rules can be found at theoldwinerymarket.com. For information, call Smith at 810-837-1727.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Farmington winter market is open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lots of activities and Michigan products and produce.
Bring the kids to Children's Day at the Old Winery Market Saturday in the Powerhouse/Winery building on Grand River in Farmington, where they will enjoy a variety of activities designed just for them. From 10 a.m. to noon, the Farmington Community Library will host a storytime. Representatives from the Nature Discovery Center in Farmington Hills will be on hand with a special activity during that time as well. A facepainter and balloon artist will be on duty throughout the day, and families can learn more about the Sun, Water and Seeds 4-H group, which meets in Novi. Also on Saturday, local bakers can pick up information about the market's annual Pie Contest, which will be held on Feb. 2. Open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the Old Winery Market …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Kristen O'Dea experimented to perfect her Mixed Berry Pops for Saturday's Homemade from Scratch Pie Contest.
It took "a lot of trial and error," but Farmington Hills resident Kristen O'Dea finally came up with a winner. Her Mixed Berry Pops – small berry-filled pies on a stick – took top honors in Saturday's Homemade from Scratch Pie Contest at the Old Winery Farmers Market. O'Dea also entered last year, when most of the fruit pies were apple. This year's nine entries included only one of those; the rest ranged from a Snickers Bar brownie pie to Mary Piontek's second place strawberry pie. Judges sampled each and ranked them based on overall appearance, crust, filling and originality. O'Dea's pie pops were one-of-a-kind. She said she was looking for gifts for a client when she stumbled across the recipe. "It just kind of dinged in my head, and I…
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Look for activities inside and outside the building, and pick up information about future events.
There's a lot going on at the Old Winery Farmers Market in Farmington today, so we thought we'd give you a list of things to look for as you head over to the Old Winery/Powerhouse building on Grand River, just west of Orchard Lake Rd.: A wealth of fun for children begins at 10 a.m., as a Farmington Public Safety fire truck will be parked outside the market. Kids can explore the truck and talk to public safety officers until noon. Inside, the Farmington Community Library will host a story hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and a representative from the Farmington Hills Nature Discovery Center will help kids make nature rubbings of leaves and animal tracks from 10 a.m. until noon. A balloon artist, face painter and the Sun, Water, and Seeds 4-H …