6 In 30 Watercress Recipe Contest Offers $1000 First Prize

B & W Quality Growers is pleased to announce its 6 in 30 Watercress Recipe Contest.  

Potential contestants are invited to submit recipes that contain no more than 6 ingredients including watercress and that require a maximum 30 minutes combined prep and cooking time.  The Grand Prize winner will receive $1000 in cash. His/her recipe will be featured on the B&W website at www.watercress.com as well as the company’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, with appropriate credit to the winner.  Five Second Prize winners will each receive $100 in cash. His/her recipes will also be featured on B&W’s website, Facebook and Twitter feeds with appropriate credit.

Recipe must: (a) be an original creation, and not based on any other published recipe, (b) include a list of all required ingredients in specific, common U.S. household measurement units, step-by-step preparation instructions, and cooking times, (c) involve only ingredients commonly available at grocery stores, and (d) not have won a prize in any other contest.  Deadline for entries is May 1, 2011.  Detailed information and rules are available at http://www.watercress.com/recipecontestentry.aspx.

Andy Brown, Vice-President of Marketing, sees the recipe contest as a way to acknowledge the enthusiasm of the growing legion of watercress fans.  “We can see from the dialogue on our facebook page that watercress lovers are full of clever, fun ideas about how to enjoy this delicious, healthful green. We want to give them a way to express their culinary creativity and reward their invaluable loyalty.”

Winners will be announced June 1st, 2011. 

About B &W Quality Growers
B&W is the world’s largest watercress grower. This 140 year young specialty produce operation also grows the popular ‘wild roquette’ variety of baby arugula as well as pea tendrils.  It has seasonal farms in six states in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. that ensure an unrivaled, year-round supply of fresh product is always available.
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