The City of Beverly Hills Community Services has partnered with the legendary Beverly Hills deli, Nate ‘n Al’s to bring the annual Picklefest to the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will feature prizes in the categories of “Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills” and “I Can Pickle That!” Contestants in the latter category are encouraged to submit any type of pickled fruit or vegetable. “We’ve had people pickle everything from the traditional cucumbers to fruit items like watermelon and stone fruit,” said Evan Doyle, Farmers’ Market Supervisor. All pickled produce submitted must be grown in California.
Nate ‘n Al’s will award $200, $100 and $50 gift cards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. A panel of judges, including an expert member of the Nate ‘n Al’s deli staff, will select the winners based on a list of criteria.
The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is a weekly outdoor certified market which provides the finest California-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, juices, breads, specialty items and more in a festive outdoor setting. Enter the contest online at www.beverlyhills.org/farmersmarket. The application deadline is July 31.