RUTGERS GREAT TOMATO TASTING

August 20, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (Rain or Shine) 3pm – dusk

The event includes the very popular tasting of over 60 heirloom and hybrid varieties of beefsteak, plum, cherry, and grape tomatoes. Other highlights include tasting of apples and peaches from the NJAES Tree Fruit Breeding Program along with varieties of basil and honey.

The Melda C. Snyder Teaching Garden will showcase demonstration gardens of deer tolerant ornamentals; blueberries, hazelnuts, and hollies from the Rutgers breeding programs; examples of proper tomato plant culture; and a wall of fruit highlighting apple trees for the home landscape.

Wagon tours of the farm’s research plots will be held throughout the event. Chef demonstrations featuring preparation of several recipes, Jersey Fresh Salsa tastings, a corn maze, and educational displays from various organizations are also expected.

Rutgers NJAES faculty and staff and Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer your gardening questions and to make your visit a pleasurable and memorable one.

The Snyder Research and Extension Farm is located at 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, Hunterdon County, NJ.

For more information visit http://snyderfarm.rutgers.edu/tomatoes.html

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