Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Asparagus Lovers Unite for Obama!

In Celebration of Earth Day RegionalBest.com Seeks Best Recipe in America
Listen Up America! President Obama knows what he’s doing when it comes to the economy, but he’s a bit of a picky eater when it comes to his veggies. Unlike former President George W. Bush, Obama likes his broccoli, but when it comes to Mother Nature's springtime darling, asparagus, he’ll only eat it if nothing else is available.

On the heels of an organic vegetable garden being planted on the White House lawn and in celebration of Earth Day, RegionalBest.com, an online food market that supports small food artisans, producers, and sustainable agriculture, announces “Asparagus Lovers Unite for Obama!,” a recipe contest to find the best asparagus recipe in America. The contest is open to food bloggers, home cooks, chefs -- anyone that has a favorite asparagus recipe.

“Michelle Obama is a champion of healthy food and living,” says Marsha Cade, Co-owner of RegionalBest.com. “She has praised planting gardens and eating fresh vegetables, so help us help her husband. Our contest is a fun and lighthearted way to support her efforts and to bring more green to the White House.”

Stand up and do your part. Enter your favorite asparagus recipe for everything from appetizers to salads, side dishes and main entrees. While President Obama is working to fix our country, let’s work to help him discover new ways to enjoy his asparagus.

Winning recipes from eight regions of the country will be sent to the White House Chef, as well as showcased on RegionalBest.com and publicized nationwide. The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 worth of farmer and artisan produced foods from RegionalBest.com’s online food marketplace. Prizes may include such tasty foods as California extra virgin olive oil, Wild Alaskan salmon, Texas tamales, New England baklava, Vermont maple syrup, Idaho certified organic lamb, Maine lobster, Utah and Vermont artisan cheeses, North Carolina all natural jams and Texas Guajillo honey.

Recipes will be judged on taste, creativity and regional flair. Regions include New England, Mid-Atlantic, South, Southwest, Midwest, Rocky Mountain, West, and Pacific Northwest. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2009, with winners to be announced and posted on RegionalBest.com May 30, 2009.

Send recipes by email only to recipes@regionalbest.com. For more information and contest guidelines, go to www.regionalbest.com.

About RegionalBest.com

RegionalBest.com is an online food marketplace that offers regional foods produced by artisans, farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers and other small, family-owned companies across America. RegionalBest.com is committed to help small producers who champion local flavors move beyond their local market to reach a broader audience. The company supports sustainable and eco-friendly farming and production practices. For more information, please log onto www.regionalbest.com.

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