I don't remember sitting at my families dinner table and not seeing salsa on the table. I was in High School when I realized, not everyone has a salsa at the table for every meal. The Mexican in me will never understand why people don't have at least 3 salsa recipes in their back pocket. Thanksgiving Day comes around and my family has a spicy salsa in between the gravy and cranberry sauce. I'm convinced my sister-in-law has this contest in the bag, but if you're thinking you have a killer recipe that can get a whole farmers market to vote for you, you need to sign up for the Best Salsa in the Ark-La-Tex Contest!

The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market is proud to present the Best Salsa in the Ark-La-Tex Contest Saturday July 29th, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Market Manager Holden Flemming is encouraging salsa makers and salsa eaters to sign up “The public is encouraged to enter their best salsa recipe into one of 6 categories; mild, medium, hot, smokin’ hot, specialty, and a special children’s category for participants 13 and under. To enter, simply bring four pints of salsa to the Farmers’ Market the morning of the event.” said Fleming. There will be local vendors and you can buy locally grown foods while you're there.  There will be prizes for the best salsa and bragging rights for a year.

The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market, is located at 305 Texas Boulevard Texarkana, TX .Need more info? Contact Holden Fleming at Holden.Fleming@txkusa.org or (903) 798-3901.