Saracen Landing Farmers Market will host its third annual Sweet Potato Pie Bake-off on Saturday. The judging will begin at 10:30 a.m., and a winner will be announced at 11 a.m.
This year’s bake-off will be in memory of the late Jimmie Lee Edwards.
“Edwards had been with us since the inception of the bake-off. She inspired us to host the contest with her knowledge of sweet potatoes,” said Trudy Redus, Saracen Landing manager.
“Every year, Edwards would do a presentation on sweet potatoes. She would bring a variety of sweet potatoes from her home in Sherrill, Arkansas. I had never seen purple sweet potatoes until Ms. Edwards,” Redus said.
Redus said a donation will be made to the New Hope Scholarship Program in honor of Edwards.
“One of Saracen Landing initiatives is Healthy Lifestyles, whether you are on the walking trail or shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables,” Redus said.
For more information about the event, call 870-536-0920.