[Market-farming] Tomato tasting contest

courtney mcleod sunmoonriver at windstream.net
Fri Aug 10 09:10:32 EDT 2007

We have one every year...the market board members or volunteers cut and
replace them on plates under our market canopy.  That way no one knows who's
is who's, customer wise!

I won last year but don't have the winner ripe yet for tomorrow.  But I will
be taking some really good cherry toms and see how I do on that!

Good luck!

Herb Thyme
Middlefield, Oh

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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Beth Spaugh
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 10:44 PM
To: 'Market Farming'
Subject: [Market-farming] Tomato tasting contest

We have a new, small market - 6 vendors. We want to have a tomato contest as
a promotional event - have folks vote for the best tasting tomato. We will
probably do this as a joint venture - one table with all the varieties, not
at individual booths. Any advice on doing such an event? 

I am assuming we need some volunteers to staff the table, and probably have
flip charts and colored dots for people to vote? Marbles (or tomatoes)placed
in jars or some such would be more fun, but we'd have to buy the marbles,
and I want to do this on the cheap. I have heard of having people vote by
placing dollar bills in jars, but for one, I don't think our customers would
jump at that, and second, the host location doesn't like that idea.

Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead
Peru NY

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