On your mark, get set, bake!

By Amity Thomas

Photo courtesy of Good Local Markets

Good Local Markets hosts the tenth annual “Battle of the Pies” at the White Rock Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon (9150 Garland Road).

Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to join in the fun of competing for a special award for best youth bakers under 16.

All pies are available for tasting by the public, who vote “Best of” in the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard, Youth, Most Beautiful and Best Overall. Entry fee is $10 per pie and tasting tickets will be available on the day of for $5.

Pie crusts and fillings must be homemade. Winners in each category will receive an official Good Local Markets pie ribbon and tokens to spend on the best local produce and artisan finds in Dallas.

For more information and to register online, go to goodlocalmarkets.org or stop by the Good Local Markets information booth on market days.

Good Local Market at White Rock (9150 Garland Road) is held every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Good Local Markets at Paul Quinn College (3837 Simpson Stuart Road) is held every Thursday from 3-7 p.m.

Every Good Local Markets vendor grows or makes what they sell, with no distributors, offering produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted goods, vegan and non-vegan all produced within 150 miles of Dallas.

Good Local Markets is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization which supports local farmers, ranchers and artisans by providing a public space to sell fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, hand-crafted foods and other products while serving thousands of residents looking for healthy and locally sourced foods.

Additionally, Good Local Markets offers the Lone Star food stamp program, Love Your Farmer volunteer days, educational programs and workshops.

For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and sponsorships go to GoodLocalMarkets.org.