We had the best weather we could ever hope for on the first Saturday of August in Kansas City! Thanks to some awesome publicity in the Kansas City Star, we had a record turnout of over 200 tasters! We had 58 varieties of tomatoes to taste and some wonderful dishes that people brought as well as delicious charcuterie and BLT’s from Local Pig and Pigwich. We’re looking to make next year’s 9th annual tasting on August 5th, 2017 even bigger and better than the previous 8 combined…stay tuned for news!
I took a few pictures, but there are more on Facebook and on Tomatotown.org
We also did our totally unscientific, totally unofficial tomato tasting voting. Keep in mind that there were limited quantities of many types and several varieties came in late after lots of people voted. Despite all of that, Sungold rose to the top of the ranks as it is almost always in the top two or three of the lists! Absinthe and Kiss the Sky were right on the heels of the champ though!
|Kiss the Sky||26|
|Black Cherry Quartz||14|
|Aunt Gertie’s Gold||6|
|Yoder German Yellow||3|
|Early Girl Red||1|
|Indigo Cherry Drops||1|