As part of the 2019 Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, The Great New England Coffee Cakes and Sweet Breads competition will take place Friday, June 7, at Brattleboro’s River Garden.

Amateur and professional bakers are asked to submit their best, most original coffee cake or sweet bread recipe. The deadline is midnight on May 24. Finalists will be notified by May 31.

Bakers will bring their cakes to the River Garden in Brattleboro for judging and sampling by the public. Local “foodie” judges will announce the winners during the Stroll Friday Fest.

Ingredients should be, as much as possible, local, including Vermont products, and the use of ingredients from Strolling of the Heifers sponsors is encouraged. Recipes must include at least two cups King Arthur Flour and one ¼ ounce package of Red Star Yeast.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

First prize: $150 King Arthur Flour gift certificate and a King Arthur Flour gift basket, 24 three-pack strips of Red Star Platinum Superior Baking Yeast and an “I Knead to be Loaved” apron from Red Star Yeast.

Second prize: $100 King Arthur Flour gift certificate, a Grafton Village Cheese Co. gift basket, 12 three-pack strips of Red Star Platinum Superior Baking Yeast and an “I Knead to be Loaved” apron from Red Star Yeast.

Third prize: $75 King Arthur Flour gift certificate, a Cabot Creamery Gift Basket, 12 three-pack strips of Red Star Platinum Superior Baking Yeast and an “I Knead to be Loaved” apron from Red Star Yeast.

People’s Choice: $50 Marina Restaurant gift certificate.

For complete contest rules, go to www.strollingoftheheifers.com.