BEVERLY HILLS—The City of Beverly Hills will be celebrating its second annual PickleFest on Sunday, August 3 as the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market celebrates its 20th anniversary. The event will be sponsored by Nateâ€™n Al.
Nateâ€™n Al was in attendance at the Farmers’ Market on July 13 showing kids how to create the perfect pickle. The event also included sponsoring games like the pickle bean bag toss.
“The Beverly Hills PickleFest is great fun for the whole family and our Beverly Hills community,” said David Mendelson, third generation co-owner. “My brother Mark and I are excited to be invited to be part of this wonderful
Beverly Hills Farmersâ€™ Market event for the second year and look forward to sharing our delicious Nateâ€™n Al pickles with everyone.”
The PickleFest will include a variety of entertainment for the family including crafts and a sour-puckering contest for the â€œBest Dill Pickleâ€ in Beverly Hills. There will also be a category â€œI Can Pickle That!â€ which allows participants to compete with any pickled fruit or vegetable that is grown in the state of California. Prizes at the event will range from $200, $100, $75, and $50 gift cards to Nateâ€™n Al that will be handed out to the top homemade pickle winners from a panel of distinguished and food-celebrity judges. An expert member from the Nateâ€™n Al staff will also be on the panel of judges.
For entrants to see a complete list of rules or to submit an application for the best pickled produce they can visit www.beverlyhills.org/Pickle. The deadline for all entries is Sunday, July 20.
â€œPickles are really something special as is the art of preserving and fermenting them,â€ commented Beverly Hills Farmersâ€™ Market Manager Greta Dunlap. â€œFor 20 years, the Beverly Hills Farmersâ€™ Market has provided farm fresh food to shoppers so it was a natural fit to add a sour puckering punch to a commonly used vegetable. Last yearâ€™s inaugural PickleFest was a great success so weâ€™re very excited to see what contestants have in store for the judges.â€
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BH Farmerâ€™s Market located along the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive between Third and Santa Monica in Beverly Hills. Free two-hour parking will be available in the Civic Center parking garage and all regular farmers and prepared food vendors will be on site at their normal spots at the Market.
Canyon News spoke to Heather Sumugaysay, Publicist for the City of Beverly Hills about the event via email. She indicated that they are expecting dozens of people to submit recipes and expect over a hundred people to attend the event this year. To obtain additional information about the Beverly Hills Farmerâ€™s Market call (310) 285-6830 or visit www.beverlyhills.org/FarmersMarket.