Quick bites: Horn Farm classes, maple recipe contest, pumpkin returns

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recipe contest

Get creative with maple

If your maple-flavored barbecue, baked good or beverage is earning raves from friends and family, The Maple Guild’s Maple It Recipe Contest might be right up your alley.

Amateurs and professionals alike are invited to enter unlimited original recipes that use maple products in some fashion. The entries will be narrowed down a top five in each category by celebrity judges, and fans will determine the ultimate winners. The winner in each category will receive a year’s supply of maple products from The Maple Guild.

The contest is open through Dec. 5. For for contest rules and to enter a recipe, visit www.mapleguild.com/mapleit.

Dairy Queen

Pumpkin time

Fall arrives early at Dairy Queen restaurants, where the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard is back on the menu. The seasonal flavor is available now for a limited time. For more information, visit www.dairyqueen.com.

Horn Farm

Farm stand open, classes set for fall

Expand your options for fresh, local food at the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, 4945 Horn Road, Hellam Township.

The center’s farm stand is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Produce can be selected during farm stand hours or ordered for pickup in advance at hornfarmcenter.org/online-farm-stand. Online orders must be placed before noon Thursday for pickup Saturday.

The center also offers classes on topics including cooking, gardening, hunting and outdoor skills.

Roasting Vegetables: Techniques for wet and dry roasting fall vegetables will be taught. The roasted vegetables will be served with fresh-baked flatbread. Materials are included in the $20 fee. The class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the center.

For more information, visit hornfarmcenter.org or call 717-332-8710.