The Des Moines Farmers Market closed its season Saturday with its annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser, and despite drizzly skies there was quite a happy crowd on hand.
Judged by Mayor Dave Kaplan, Police Chief George Delgado, Karen Kinney of the Washington State Farmers Market Association, Ric Jacobson of Corky Cellars, along with The Waterland Blog’s own Michael Brunk, the winners were:
- Chili Con Cronies
- Pepper Chili Chicks
- Chili Sisters
The People’s Choice Award went to “Nutting But the Best,” Justin Nutting’s team.
Here are some pics from the event; notice how many smiling, laughing faces there were – at least by the tasters and winners (can you guess whose team lost?) – as shot by Scott Schaefer, with photos of the top three winners by Michael Brunk (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):