Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Washington Gardener Magazine's Tomato Tasting
at the Silver Spring FreshFarm Market
It’s ‘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 20 from 10am-12noon for a Tomato Tasting.
Farmers at the market will supply 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 gardening tips, tomato recipes, tomato activities for kids, and much more. Best of all, this event is FREE! The fabulous Montgomery County Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer your questions about tomato growing challenges. All to celebrate one of our summer’s greatest indulgences — the juicy fresh tomato.
Come by anytime from 10:00-11:45am to taste and vote -- then we'll tally the votes and announce the winning tomatoes at 12noon. (The voting results will be posted to this blog later that day, so you can also come back here to check the final results.)
Bonus! We'll pick a drawing winner at random from among the voting ballots submitted to receive an assortment of prizes including a year's subcription to Washington Gardener Magazine.