Thursday, August 19, 2010

2010 Tomato Festival

Come join others at the University of Missouri's Bradford Research and Extension Center's Tomato Festival.

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 4 - 7 p.m.

For the past four years the Bradford Research and Extension Center has hosted a "Tomato Festival". Each year we grow over 50 different kinds of tomatoes that include popular garden types and the old varieties that our grandparents grew (heirlooms). We also have a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. We also grow a wide assortment of over 30 types of peppers that range from the mild bell peppers to the flaming hot haberneros.

In early September of each year we invite the public out to sample the different tomatoes. We also invite several different restaurants including Campus Dining to bring a taste of their salsas made from the different tomatoes and peppers. In 2007, Nadia Narvarette-Tindall grilled some of the different peppers for the participants to sample. Participants also enjoy talks given by MU Faculty on tomato and pepper culture including staking and mulching.

The event is free.  Call Thresa Chism or Tim Reinbott at 573-884-7945 for more information.

Bradford is located 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO 65201.  Visit for more info and driving directions.

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