Savoring summer’s bounty was top-of-mind at this year’s Tomato Tasting, like it is every year, and a record number of tasters showed up to sample, vote, and enjoy a beautiful, if not a bit cloudy, afternoon at Heritage Farm.
Read on for a full recap and list of winners (varieties available in the catalog are linked).
1st place : Wisconsin Chief
2nd place: Valencia
3rd place: Copia
(Thank you to our friends at Featherstone Farm for sharing the Valencia and Copia tomatoes with us.)
1st place: Black Cherry - Winning by a landslide, this dusky purple-black tomato imparts a complex, sweet flavor.
2nd place: Igleheart Yellow Cherry
3rd place: Cherry Roma
In addition to tomatoes, salsas competed for top honors in the Salsa Contest, presented by the Oneota Community Food Co-Op. This year’s winner was a raspberry salsa, submitted by Heather Horton.
Thanks to all who attended the Tomato Tasting (or lived vicariously through photos and reports). By tasting and appreciating heirloom varieties, you share in our mission and your interest and support helps keep these incredible varieties where they belong: in our gardens, on our tables, and at tomato tastings for years to come.