GREENVILLE - Main Street Greenville put on its second annual salsa contest at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Greenville on Saturday.
The contest had four categories: best mild salsa, best hot salsa, most unusual salsa and best overall salsa. Sixteen entries were submitted to the contest.
Kathy Tayler won the best mild salsa category. Carmen Lundvall won the best hot salsa category. Susie Byram won the most unusual salsa category. Geri Burns won the best overall salsa.
Burns received a $50 cash prize for her best overall salsa. Winners of the other three categories received a KitchenAid gift certificate and cookbook.
The Daily Advocate sponsored the event in partnership with KitchenAid Experience and Main Street Greenville. The salsas were judged by Farmers’ Market goers.
“This event is to bring awareness to our downtown farmers’ market and have a fun activity while being here at the market,” said Amber Schmerge, executive director of Main Street Greenville.
“Its also the day we launch our “Downtown Matters” campaign, which is to promote our downtown and make awareness for people to know about the organization [Main Street Greenville] and understand what we do for downtown and what is needed for the organization to strive and survive,” Schmerge added.
“Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville,” according to the Main Street Greenville website.
The Farmers’ Market occurs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Broadway and Fourth Street by the Courthouse in Greenville. The last Saturday for the market this year is Oct. 29, according to Schmerge.