Monday, July 30, 2018

UCCE Master Gardeners' Annual Tomato Tasting Contest - Sat Aug 25

If you are like most gardeners, tomatoes are number one in your heart. Most of us eagerly anticipate the first delicious fruit of the season. We are all looking for the perfect tomato. Saturday, August 25th is your chance to put your tomatoes to the ultimate test! The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County are sponsoring a tomato judging and tasting contest at the Sutter Creek Farmer’s Market located on the corner of Main Street and Gopher Flat Road.

Bring at least one washed tomato of each variety (at least five cherry tomatoes) to the Sutter Creek Farmers Market between 8:30 -9:30 AM on Saturday, August 25th. The judges will begin their tasting at 10:00 and announce their favorites by 11:30 AM.

Prizes will be given for the biggest, as well as best tasting red, non-red and cherry tomatoes. Our fantastic judges will include Sue Mosbacher - Program Representative UCCE Master Food Preservers, Bill Tarchala - Competition Organizer, Amador Co. Fair, National Beer Judge, Mary Pulskamp - Rosebud's Restaurant, Farm to Fork, Jackson.

Join us for the public tasting and you will have fun tasting all kinds of tomatoes, from tiny grape-size tomatoes to giants the size of grapefruits, and a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, pink, tiger striped, and of course, ruby red. We are sure to have a tomato you’ve never tasted before and that may become your new favorite.

Questions? email Marie at

Barbara Garcia
Amador Master Gardeners

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