Thursday, August 9, 2012

Master Gardners to Host Tomato Fest

On Wednesday August 15, 2012, the Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners and Buchanan County University of Missouri Extension Office will be hosting Tomato Fest!  from 6:30-8:00 pm.  The event will be held at the Buchanan County Extension Office, 4125 Mitchell Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri.   The extension office is located on West Campus of Missouri Western State University just off of Mitchell and north of the Kit Bond Science and Technology building.  Follow the signs to the tomato plot.
Guests may come anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. to see the 25 different varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes growing in the Extension demonstration plot, along with several varieties of peppers.   There are many old tomato varieties (heirlooms) that are different sizes, colors, and shapes.  Participants will see examples and can get information on producing, preparing, and preserving tomatoes, and may participate in a tomato taste evaluation of the different varieties.  Kelli Wilmes, MU Food and Nutrition Specialist, Tom Fowler, Horticulturalist, and Northwest Missouri Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions on tomatoes.
Call the Buchanan County MU Extension office 816-279-1691 for more information.  This event is open and free to the public. 

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