NMDA to host Battle of the Salsas at 2019 New Mexico State Fair

For immediate release
Sept. 6, 2019
Media Contact: Baylee Banks
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
575-646-1864, bbanks@nmda.nmsu.edu

NMDA to host Battle of the Salsas at 2019 New Mexico State Fair

New Mexico State Fairgoers have the chance to select their favorite salsa from over 30 samples of New Mexico’s best. Participants will receive a bag of New Mexico-made tortilla chips and a ballot to vote. After the votes are counted, the top three crowd favorites will be announced.
New Mexico State Fairgoers have the chance to select their favorite salsa from over 30 samples of New Mexico’s best. Participants will receive a bag of New Mexico-made tortilla chips and a ballot to vote. After the votes are counted, the top three crowd favorites will be announced. (Photo courtesy New Mexico Department of Agriculture)

Fairgoers have opportunity to judge over 30 locally-made salsas

(Albuquerque, NM) – Do you have what it takes to judge the best salsas in New Mexico? Whether you’re a salsa connoisseur or simply a fan of New Mexico-made food, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture invites you to participate in this year’s Battle of the Salsas at the New Mexico State Fair.

NMDA will host the Battle of the Salsas from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Agriculture Building courtyard. All New-Mexico-made, commercially-produced and shelf-stable salsas that are already available for sale at the New Mexico Country Store are eligible for entry.

Fairgoers have the chance to select their favorite salsa from over 30 samples of New Mexico’s best. Participants will receive a bag of New Mexico-made tortilla chips and a ballot to vote. After the votes are counted, the top three crowd favorites will be announced.

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte encourages everyone to attend the Battle of the Salsas, put their taste buds to the test, and see how their picks compared with the overall voting results.

“The best part is that by purchasing this year’s winning salsas at the Country Store, you’ll also be participating in the 2019 Elevate New Mexico Agriculture $5 at a Time challenge, supporting New Mexico’s economy and agriculture industry,” said Witte. “But you’ll need to get there early, because we sell out fast!”

For more information about Battle of the Salsas, visit www.newmexicotradition.com. Follow New Mexico – Taste the Tradition on Facebook and Twitter @tastenewmexico and on Instagram @tastethetradition for New Mexico-inspired gift ideas and recipes and to enter contests and giveaways.

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The top three winners of the Battle of the Salsas receive trophies. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture hosts the Battle of the Salsas at the New Mexico State Fair each year. (Photo courtesy NMDA)
The top three winners of the Battle of the Salsas receive trophies. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture hosts the Battle of the Salsas at the New Mexico State Fair each year.

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