Every year we host our Tomato Taste-Off, where farmers donate their favorite tomato varieties to be judged by our market patrons. Each tomato variety is placed in one of four different categories – Cherry, Heirloom, Hybrid, and Paste/Plum, then tasted and voted on! This year, our farmers submitted 39 varieties – the most we’ve ever had!
Today, we announce our four category prize winners for the 2013 competition! Drum roll, please…
Best Heirloom Tomato: Crosswind Farm – Heirloom White
Best Hybrid Tomato: Colvin Family Farm – Lemon Boy
Best Plum/Paste Tomato: Rushy Springs Farm – Striped Roman
Best Cherry Tomato: Mountain Meadows Farm – Black Cherry
Honorable mentions: Hudson Farms – Purple Cherokee, Huff Farm – Celebrity, Crosswind Farm – Speckled Roman, and Hudson Farms – Black Cherry.
A big thanks to all of our farmers who participated and patrons who voted this past Saturday! And if you missed out on the tomato tasting, check out our interactive map to locate our winning vendors!