Lauren Stadler added a special touch to win third-place in the pie contest on Nov. 18 at the Webb City Farmers Market.

Judges are serious as they taste and grade slices of pie.

Mmmm, let's have more pie contests

The pie contest at the Webb City Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 18, was a big success.

The judges awarded the first-place wooden spoon trophy to Fauna Hartley, who made a salted honey apple pie. Laura Pointer’s deep dish with crumble apple pie won second place, and Lauren Stadler’s Applachian apple pie, with a sculpted crust, won third-place.

Each contestant brought a second pie for the silent auction.

The Harvest Basket drawing was also a popular fundraiser. So much so, that market director Roen Procter says a Harvest Basket might be given away monthly.

Proceeds help pay for the new sides for the pavilion to keep the market open year-round and help participants in the Women Children and Infants program buy healthy food at the market.

A judge’s leftovers.

Fauna Hartley displays the first-place wooden-spoon trophy she won for her salted honey apple pie.

In addition to the pies taste-tested by judges, entrants submitted duplicates to be sold by silent auction.