Archive for June, 2018

10th annual Tomato Tasting and the 2018 BLT Challenge


Summer is here with a vengeance and the tomato plants are doing fairly well considering the crazy weather.  We had good fruit set in late May and early June, but fruit isn’t setting much now due to the high temperatures.  No matter the weather, we’ll have some great varieties to sample at the TENTH ANNUAL TOMATO TASTING at the Local Pig!  It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for a decade now!  Wow!

The event is free of charge and open to the public as always.  We’ll start at 9 a.m. on August 4th at the Local Pig.  All I ask of those who attend is to bring labeled varieties of tomatoes for people to sample, and/or delicious tomato related goodies for people to share.  We’ve had some amazing dishes at this popular potluck each year and I’m looking forward to more deliciousness again this year!  It’s not required, but you can RSVP at the Facebook page here.


We will again be having a “BLT Challenge” at 1:00 pm. on August 4th at the Local Pig.  The primary purpose of this event is to raise funds for Slow Food KC‘s charitable efforts to promote local charity and educational gardens and other projects that promote local growers and chefs.  Adults can participate in three different ways this year; as a competitor, as a judge, or as a BLT connoisseur at the new BLT sampling station.

The costs for these events will be $10 to enter the competition, $25 to judge the competition, or $10 to get 4 samples at the BLT sampling station.  There will be a maximum limit of 24 competitors and 24 judges.  The number of sampling station tickets will depend on the number of entries received.

For information on how to be a judge/and or competitor, please open the following page:

2018 BLT Challenge Official Rules and Information 

I look forward to seeing you all on August 4th!





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