Have you ever noticed that tomatoes from the grocery store are hard and have little or no flavor? It seems that it’s hard to find a good tomato unless you grow it yourself or buy one directly from a farmer. The Hudson Farmer’s Market will show you where to find good tomatoes when it celebrates that fruit on August 19, 2017 with the seventh annual, A Good Tomato is Hard to Find Festival.
Festivities will include a tasting of all the various types of heirloom tomatoes available at the Hudson Farmers Market, Brandywine, Anna Russian, Golden Boys, Tiny Tim, and Yellow Pear are just a few of the heirloom and unusual varieties that we’ll have available to taste and buy.
The Market will also be having a Backyard Beauty contest. The Market is encouraging backyard tomato growers to bring in two of their best tomatoes of the same variety. A panel of gardening and food experts will judge the tomato pairs on taste and visual appeal. A ribbon will be given to the winner and second and third place entries.
A special tomato cornucopia will be given away to a lucky person chosen at random from shoppers that sign up at the flagpole tent the day of the festival.