‘Big Boy’ vs. ‘Mortgage Lifter,’ hybrid vs. heirloom, the tomato wars have just begun. Everyone is sure that their tomato pick is the tastiest. Join Washington Gardener Magazine at the FreshFarm Market in downtown Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, August 23 from 10am-1pm for a Tomato Tasting. Best of all, this event is free!
Farmers at the market will contribute their locally grown selections -- from super-sweet ‘Sungold’ to not-so-pretty ‘Cherokee Purple’ – and we’ll explore which tomatoes make the short list of favorites. We’ll have tomato growing tips, tomato recipes, tomato activities for kids, and much more – all to celebrate one of summer’s greatest indulgences – the juicy fresh tomato.