|Tomato tasting photo by Maeve Dunigan.
- Black Cherry from The Farm at Our House
- Red Grape from Spiral Path Farm
- Cherokee Purple from Mock's Greenhouse
- Green Zebra from Three Springs Fruit Farm
- Amish Paste from The Farm at Our House
- Sun Gold from Chicano Sol
- Black Vernissage from The Farm at Our House
Do take a minute to click on the photo link here to view the Facebook album of photos from the event. I think you will agree that the market tomatoes are absolutely gorgeous and very photogenic.
In addition to the tasting, many people stopped by to create colorful tomato art and to pick up the free tomato seeds, growing tips, and recipes that we gave out.
|Prize drawning winner photo by Uyen Nguyen.
Most of the taste attendees were local, though we also had many who came quite a distance. About half live in Silver Spring. Another third live close by in Washington, DC or the neighboring towns of Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, and Hyattsville. From farther away in Maryland, folks came from Rockville, Ellicott City, College Park, Beltsville, Olney, Riverdale, Potomac, and Baltimore. From across the river in Virginia, attendees came from Alexandria and Richmond. From out of the area, we even had a few votes from Miami, FL, and Boston, MA!
Thank you to all who came and participated. Thanks to the farmers for growing great tomatoes and to FreshFarm Markets staff for hosting us. Special thanks also to Mary-Denise Smith and our incoming Fall interns -- Marve, Nicole, and Uyen -- for helping with all the tomato sample cutting and helping greet all the tasters in the short two-hour event. See you next August!