FROM THE MASS. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The Olympics are Over — Now it’s Time for Massachusetts Best Tomato Contest on Monday, August 20th!
The 28th Annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest will be held at Boston’s City Hall Plaza Farmers’ Market on Monday, August 20th in conjunction with the City Hall Plaza Farmers’ Market and the start of Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week. Tomatoes will be judged by a panel of experts on flavor, firmness/slicing quality, exterior color and shape. Always a lively and fun event, the day is designed to increase awareness of locally grown produce.
Farmers who want to submit entries can bring tomatoes to the City Hall Plaza Farmers’ Market between 9:00 am and 10:15 am on August 20th or drop their entries off with the corresponding registration form to one of several locations around the state on August 18th or 19th. These tomatoes will be brought in to Boston on Monday. For the complete details, including contest criteria and a registration form, go to http://www.mass.gov/agr/markets/tomato_contest.htm
The 28th Annual Tomato Contest is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association and Mass Farmers Markets.