2012 Northwest Recipe Contest & Cooks Competition

For more information contact:
Tamara Osborne, Marketing Coordinator, Umpqua Dairy Products, Co., (541) 672-2638

April 24, 2012                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


(Roseburg, OR) – Umpqua Dairy, Market of Choice and Valley River Inn are pleased to announce “Sweet, Savory and Fresh”, a Northwest Recipe Contest and Cook’s Competition. They are in search of winning recipes by fabulous home cooks and foodies.

Home cooks and food lovers alike are asked to submit their favorite recipe for the “Sweet, Savory and Fresh” Recipe Contest. The contest will run from May 1st thru June 15th, 2012. There are three categories for home cooks and foodies to enter their favorite recipe. Categories are Appetizer/Side Dish; Entrée/Main Dish and Dessert. All recipes must include the use of Umpqua Dairy products as a key ingredient. There will be three finalists selected in each recipe category.

The Sweet, Savory and Fresh Cook’s Competition will take place on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. The nine finalists will be invited to Eugene to compete in a Cook’s Competition. In addition to great prizes, the winners will be featured in the “2012 Sweet, Savory and Fresh Cookbook”, which is set to be released in fall 2012.

Recipe Contest entries can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
Umpqua Dairy Products, Co., 333 SE Sykes / PO Box 1306, Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 673-0256 fax
[email protected]

For details and contest rules, consumers can log onto umpquadairy.com and click on the “Sweet, Savory and Fresh” page.


Umpqua Dairy is the largest independent dairy in southern Oregon, producing an award winning line of dairy, ice cream and juice products. The products are distributed throughout Oregon via distribution centers in Roseburg, Grants Pass, Coos Bay, Portland, Klamath Falls, Central Point, Salem and Eugene.

Market of Choice has been family owned and operated for 32 years. They have built their business around listening to their customer’s needs with a conventional meets organic meets local grocery store approach. They have eight stores – four in Eugene, and one each in Corvallis, Ashland, Portland and West Linn.

Valley River Inn is a unique resort-style Eugene, Oregon hotel and conference center, located along the quiet banks of the Willamette River. They pride themselves as being a comfortable retreat that has set the standard for Eugene, Oregon hotels since 1973.

KDUK FM & KOOL FM are the media sponsors for this event. KDUK-FM (104.7 FM) is a contemporary hits music radio station serving the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon area. The station focuses strongly on today's hits, but occasionally plays songs dating back as far as the early 1990s. KODZ (99.1 FM) is a commercial classic hits music radio station serving the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon, area.