More than 200 tomato fans came to the Washington Gardener Magazine 5th Annual Tomato Taste at the FreshFarm Markets downtown Silver Spring location on Saturday, August 25. They sampled tomatoes, picked up tomato growing tips and recipes, and colored in their own Mr/Mrs Tomato Head artwork.
Here are the tasting results ballots submitted:
1. Sun Sugar from Spiral Path Farm received 50 votes
2. Green Zebra from Evensong Farm received 41 votes
3. Pink Lady from Koiner Farm received 16 votes
4. Chocolate Stripe from Mock’s Greenhouse received 15 votes
5. Arkansas Traveler from Three Springs Fruit Farm received 14 votes
Anne Miller of Silver Spring, MD, won the random prize drawing of a basket full of gardening goodies including copies of Washington Gardener Magazine, a Silver Spring Voice mug, tomato seeds, a trowel, and a book on vegetable growing.
Most of the taste attendees were local, though there were also had many who came quite a distance to participate. About half live in Silver Spring. Another third live close by in Washington, DC or the towns of Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Hyattsville, Rockville, College Park, Gaithersburg, and Wheaton in MD. From across the river in Virginia, attendees came from Vienna, Falls Church, and Springfield. From out of the area, we had attendees from Elizabeth City, NC, Stratford, CT, and Haddon Heights, NJ.
See more photos from the event at: http://www.facebook.com/WashingtonGardenerMagazine.