Duda Farm Fresh Foods is celebrating celery by inviting cooks to enter the “Sweet Celery Bake-Off.”

Duda seeks sweet celery recipesParticipants are asked to create an original dessert recipe that features celery for a chance to win $500 and the recipe featured on Duda’s website, according to a news release.

Participants can enter on Duda’s website, http://tinyurl.com/sweet-celery. The submission deadline is July 31 and the first 50 people who submit recipes will receive a coupon for free celery.

“As a sixth-generation American family farm that specializes in celery, citrus, lettuce, radishes and corn, we encourage healthy eating through social promotions, recipe development, contests and more,” said Nichole Towell, director of marketing, in the release. “We decided to take one of the healthiest veggies in the kitchen and create a dessert challenge. We know celery isn’t normally a dessert ingredient, but we think the keen minds of food lovers everywhere will come up with some seriously sweet ideas.”

Two other winners will get $100 gift cards for the most creative celery dessert and the best use of celery in a dessert.