The Henderson Farmers Market and Chester County UT Extension will host Tomato Fest Friday, June 24. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. with free tomatoes, contests and more.
Enter your favorite tomato in the “What a Looker! Tomato Contest,” with categories including Biggest Tomato, Smallest Tomato, Ugliest Tomato and Most Perfect Tomato. Want to compete with flavor? “The Best Tasting Tomato Contest” will challenge with categories for tomato salsa and the tastiest tomato of any variety. The Tomato Toss for kids and adults begins at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to the tomato competitions, Master Gardeners will be on hand from Madison County, and there will be opportunities to taste recipes featuring the star of the day, tomatoes.
Contests are open to all ages. Prizes will be awarded for first through third places. All entries must be on site by 9 a.m., contests begin at 9:30. Tomatoes will be available at two per household, while supplies last.