gget Potato Recipe Challenge

this is a sponsored post on behalf of BCfresh Vegetables

It's back! The BCfresh “Warba-licious” Recipe Challenge, launching June 1st, 2013 and ending July 7th, 2013. This is a chance for BC and Alberta food bloggers to put their recipe development skill to work

Why just BC and Alberta?  Because these adorable little nuggets come fresh to you straight from the fertile soil of BCfresh farmers. They are harvested & showered (to look their best) and sent to market within hours. Fresh is always best and New Nugget potatoes are so delicate they can’t travel too far.

Last year we had 4 winner from FBC: sixtyone45 who took home the grand prize.

And the runner up entries were The Tiffin Box, Bake Me Something Good and bcfoodieblogger.

What IS a Warba?


BCfresh is one of the only companies to commercially grow this delicious heirloom variety. The Warba may come from the 1920’s but it still signifies the beginning of BC's local produce season and the start of summer.

The Warba New Nugget Potato needs very little preparation and no peeling is necessary, just a light rinse under cold running water. Warbas are yummy when steamed, gently boiled or sautéed. Enjoy in a salad or try them skewered on the barbecue.  However you choose to prepare them, these popular and fresh-tasting nuggets are only here for a limited time.

What is the recipe challenge?

You must create an original recipe using BCfresh Warba New Nugget Potatoes.  Recipes should be submitted in one of 3 categories:

  • Appetizer
  • Main Course
  • Salad.

One recipe from all categories will be crowned the Grand Prize winner for a total of 4 winners.

How will the contest be judged?

Criteria for winning the BCfresh “Warba-licious” Recipe Challenge are based on a point system and will be judged as follows:

  • All recipes will be reviewed by BCfresh representatives
  • The recipes must contain BCfresh Warba New Nugget Potatoes
  • Recipes not meeting the eligibility criteria will be eliminated
  • BCfresh representatives will taste/judge recipes that qualify; each recipe will be scored to a maximum of 100 based on the following criteria:
Criteria Example


Final Product Presentation (photo) Does the picture make your mouth water?

20 points

New Potato Photo (with pink eyes) Did you capture their good side?

20 points

Simplicity Is it convenient and simple enough for everyone to try?

20 points

Originality Do you use BCfresh new nuggets in a creative or unique way?

20 points

The Story Does the recipe have a good back story?

20 points

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The staff at BCfresh loves a good story. We want to hear about how you came up with the idea, what memories may have prompted your wonderful recipe.

We also love a great photo… of the finished product, the raw potatoes fresh from the store, the work in progress… a picture is worth a thousand words, so to speak.

We also appreciate the beauty of a simple recipe, made with fresh local ingredients that are easy to find and form a well thought out creation.

What are the prizes?

BCfresh is offering the following prizes in our 2013 Recipe Challenge:

Grand Prize: $400 gift card
Appetizer Winner: $100 gift card
Main Winner: $100 gift card
Salad Winner: $100 gift card

Winners can select gift cards to the BC/AB retailer of their choice. Best efforts will be made to acquire a gift certificate from the selected retailer, however first choices are not guaranteed.

Judging to select the finalists will take place between July 8th and July 12th, 2013.

Winners will be announced on July 19th, 2013 via our website, social media and via Food Bloggers of Canada.  Winners will also be contacted directly by BCfresh staff.

The full contest details, including how to submit your entries, can be found here:


BCfresh Warba-licious New Nugget Potato Recipe Challenge 2013 - FAQ and other details

and the complete rules and regulations can be found here:

BCfresh Warba-licious New Nugget Potato Recipe Challenge 2013 - Official Contest Rules

Good luck everyone!

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