Annual Tomato Tasting

The Annual Tomato Tasting was held Saturday 24, 2016 at Camp Arroyo in Livermore. About 30 people attended to compete, taste, and socialize on the warm afternoon. This year there were many more tomato-themed dishes when compared to tomatoes to taste. Several people said their tomatoes had recently slowed production. But let's be honest - everyone looked forward to tasting the smorgasbord of 14 dishes!

The 2016 winners are

Cherry Tomato:


Yellow cherry from Nancy Jones

Paste Tomato:

only one entry this year


Michael Pollan's Green Paste from Lori Martin

Slicer Tomato:


Crimson Carmello from Gayle Pawloski. Crimson Carmello was the slicer winner last year, too

Savory Tomato-themed Dishes:

Due to the abundance of excellent tasting savory tomato-themed dishes two awards were given


Michelle Tallon Chilled Cherry and Tomato Gazpacho. Easily the crowd favorite!

2nd Place Winner

Norma Foss Tomato Tarte

All five winners were pleased to be awarded an apron embroidered with "Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club Annual Tomato Tasting 2016".

We look forward to seeing you at next September's annual tomato tasting!

Pictures from this year's Tomato Tasting.

Sign on Arroyo Road Sign-in area for tomato and tomato-themed dishes Tasting tomato-themed dishes Savory dishes for tasting
Kim Billingsley announces winners 2016 Winners - Lori Martin, Gayle Pawloski, Norma Foss, Michelle Tallon, Nancy Jones (not shown) Sandy Yamaoda, winner in 2015, joins the 2016 winners Kim Billingsley and Gayle Pawloski
co-chairs for Tomato Tasting 2016
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