What's better than bacon? A bacon contest -- and a sizzling competition is planned next Saturday at the Westport Farmers Market.

People are invited to enter their favorite bacon recipe in the contest, according to Lori Cochran, the market executive director.

There is one stipulation: The bacon used in entrants' recipes must be from one of the WFM farmers and the name of the farm must be noted on the entry, she said.

According to contest details, each entry -- a prepared dish-- needs to be brought to the farm market, located at 7 Sylvan Lane, inside Gilbertie's Herb Garden, by 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The contest will begin at 11 a.m.

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Date: Saturday, Jan. 24.
Where: Westport Farmers Market, 7 Sylvan Lane (Gilbertie's Herb Garden)
Time: Entries -- prepared dishes -- need to be at market by 10:30 a.m.
Contest begins 11 a.m.; winner announced at noon.
Bacon from a Westport Farmers Market vendor must be used and labeled.
Contestants should email Lori Cochran, Westport Farmers Market executive director, at director@westportfarmersmarket.com to enter the contest.

Celebrity judges -- Chris Hickey, co-owner, and Chef Carlos from The Spread -- will taste their way through the entries declare a winner at noon, said Cochran.

The winner will receive a market bag full of goodies and a Westport Farmers Market T-shirt. The winner's recipe will be shared with the 3,000 people who receive the market newsletter each week.

In facilitating such interactions, the market strives to help food producers and food consumers forge lasting relationships that celebrate education, sustainability, healthy living and delicious food, Cochran added.