POTSDAM – The Potsdam Food Co-op recently held its 16th annual baking fest and silent auction in the Carriage House behind the store, to benefit the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.
There were 31 entries that provided a feast for the eyes and pallet for the visitors who attended.
The bakers with the most votes in each category of the baking contest were:
• Cookies: Peppermint Patties by young sisters Nora and Franny Olsen of Russell
• Dessert: Danish Kringle by Charlie Machabee of Brushton
• Special Diet: Gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Torte with Hazelnut Praline Ganache by Susan Powers and her daughter Ellie Siegfried of Potsdam
• Savory: Banista by Bochra Morad of Potsdam
The winners in each of the categories received a $25 gift card from the co-op.
A total of $1,154 was raised for the Potsdam Neighborhood Center.