WARSAW — Pumpkin dinner rolls, microwave granola, and healthy apple oat muffins were just some of the many tasty treats prepared by 4-H’ers at this year’s Wyoming County 4-H Produced in NY State Food Contest.

The contest was conducted Nove. 13 at the county’s Agriculture & Business Center.

In an effort to learn about nutrition and practice food presentation skills, 4-H members presented silent food demonstrations, promoting items from the Empire State. The major ingredient of the recipe featured a product grown or produced in New York State — such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, maple or meat.

Participants were also encouraged to consider federal dietary guidelines when selecting their recipes.

Contestants were allowed 50 minutes for the silent demonstrations. They were judged on organization, neatness, proper use of equipment and manner of preparing the food.

The finished product was also judged on nutritional value, appearance, and taste.

Participants included one Cloverbud member, six junior members, and one senior member.

Junior members included Hannah and Emily Sandefer of Warsaw; Cole Hardie of Wyoming; Emily Harwood of Leicester; Jack Harris of Linwood; and Emily Strathearn of Dale. Cloverbud member Tenley Harris of Linwood and senior member Mya Hardie of Wyoming also participated in the contest.

Tenley Harris was recognized for her fruit salsa and cinnamon chips. Junior winners were Jack Harris with his cheeseburgers in the 8 and 9-year-old category, and Mary Harwood in the 10, 11, and 12-year-old category with her ratatouille.

For the senior division — 13 years old and up — this year’s first place winner was Mya Hardie with her apple crisp mini cheesecakes.

This year’s participants will be invited to prepare their recipes at the Produced in New York State Foods Presentation at the 2022 New York State Fair in Syracuse.

A recipe booklet, containing the recipes from all Food Contest participants, is available from the Wyoming County 4-H Office at the Wyoming County Agriculture & Business Center, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, 14569. Contact the Wyoming County 4-H Program at (585) 786-2251 or visit http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/4-h for more information.

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