By Simone T. Owens Summer Intern, The News Journal
Glory Foods is seeking creative recipes that include the company’s canned greens for its “Can You Make the Can Recipe Contest.” The “Can You Make the Can Recipe Contest” started this year. It was first launched in April and required participants to create a recipe using the company’s canned cabbage. The purpose of the current contest is to create a recipe with eight or less ingredients, including any Glory Foods canned greens that will be appetizing for children, and encourage them to eat healthy. Aside from being the key ingredient due to its richness in nutrients, marketing director of McCall Farms Annie Ham says that greens were chosen for a few other reasons. “There are not a lot of recipes on the internet for canned greens. We feel that canned greens are very healthy; just as healthy as other greens,” says Ham.
McCall Farms in Effingham is the parent company of Glory Foods, and although anyone in the country can submit a recipe, Ham is encouraging locals to participate. “We would love to have local folks in the contest,” says Ham. Anyone wishing to take part in the contest is encouraged to enter as soon as possible. Recipes along with an original photo have to be submitted to the Glory Foods’ Facebook page in order to be considered. The recipe can only be shared through a contestants personal Facebook page (no other social network accounts) to receive votes.
The submission period began July 7 and will end Aug. 30 at midnight. Voting is open and will end Sept. 13 at midnight. Two recipes will be chosen according to the amount of votes received by fans, and two others will be selected by the McCall Farms Research and Development team. The Executive Chef of Victor’s in Florence will prepare the recipes at the Florence After Five event on Sept. 26 where four children will be chosen as judges to rank the dishes. First, second, and third prize winners will receive Visa gift cards and a Glory Foods gift basket. The fourth place winner will receive a Glory Foods gift basket. For more information, visit gloryfoodsrecipecontest.com.