Saturday, August 27th at Floyd Farmers Market

Do you think you grow the best-tasting tomatoes anywhere? Put your ’maters to the test. Bring them to the Floyd Farmers Market no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2011 to be tasted by a panel of local tomato aficionados and by the public for prizes in SustainFloyd’s “Floyd Top Tomato” contest. All are welcome to enter, whether you are a market or garden grower. However, all tomatoes must have been grown in Floyd or contiguous counties. The judges will begin tasting at 11 a.m. The Floyd Farmers Market is held every Saturday during the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Floyd Community Market pavilion downtown across from the Floyd Country Store.

The first prize for the best-tasting tomato will be a beautiful locally-made wood cutting board. The second prize will be a coupon to Dogtown Pizza in Floyd and the third prize will be $10 in Floyd Farmers Market Bucks to be spent at the Floyd Community Market pavilion. Prizes will also be given for the biggest tomato by weight and for the most unusual looking tomato (a tomato resembling Abraham Lincoln, for instance) or (same category) the tomato with the best story (unusual origin of the seed, perhaps).

The news media is welcome and encouraged to cover this event.

DETAILS:

What: SustainFloyd hosts “Floyd’s Top Tomato” Contest: Prizes given for best-tasting, largest and most unusual tomatoes

When: Saturday, August 27, 2011 — 10 a.m. – Deadline for entering tomatoes in contest; Judging begins at 11 a.m.

Who: Garden and market growers of tomatoes raised in Floyd County, VA & contiguous counties

Where: Floyd Farmers Market held every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer in the Floyd Community Market pavilion downtown across from the Floyd Country Store