2019 Tomato Tasting

LAVGC's 23rd Annual Tomato Tasting was held on Saturday August 24th. We had 43 attendees gather at the Eden Garden Barn for a fun afternoon of tomato judging and gardening fellowship. If you have not joined us before this is an opportunity for a tasty and social get together in the summer when we are not having our monthly meetings.

We have 5 categories for friendly judging. Tomatoes off the vine - either slicers, cherries or paste tomatoes and the savory or sweet category for home made dishes. Winners have their choice of prizes: an apron, tote, or tea towels all beautifully embroidered by our own Kim Billingsley with a tomato graphic surrounded by 'The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club Annual Tomato Tasting 2019'.

Thank you to everyone for braving the hot weather to come out and participate with such great entries!

Many thanks to Kim Billingsley for her fantastic embroidery and to Kim & Gayle Pawloski for ensuring that we had another fun & memorable tomato tasting!!

This years winners are:

  • Slicer Tomato - 17 Entries
    • Tie-Dick & Doris Ryon: Black Beauty 9 votes
    • Tie-Bill & Michelle Tallon: Green Cherokee 9 votes
    • Runner Up - Lydia Roberts: Persimmon & Copia with 5 votes each
  • Cherry Tomato - 12 Entries
    • Gayle Pawloski: Sungold 13 Votes
    • Runner Up - Gail Bryan: Stupice & Juliette with 7 votes each
    • Runner Up - Sandy Yamaoda: Sweet 100's with 4 votes
  • Paste - 7 Entries
    • Barbara Stott: Yellow Banana 11 votes
    • Runner Up - David & Bettie Goosman: Franchi Red Pear 7 votes
  • Savory Dish - 13 Entries
    • Surjit Kalra Bartha: tomato & eggplant dish 19 votes
    • Runner Up - Amy Levin: Tomato Tart with Asiago 12 votes
  • Sweet Dish - 1 Entry
    • Kim Billingsley: Tomato Cheesecake 30 votes

Please come and join us in August of 2020 for LAVGC's 24th Annual Tomato Tasting!

2019 Tomato Tasting Photos

Tomato Tasting prizes for winners to choose from Tasting tomatoes Conversation at the tomato tasting
Barbara Stott won for paste tomato Gail Bryan was a Runner-up for cherry tomato Sandy Yamaoda was a Runner-up for cherry tomato Doris and Dick Ryon tied for slicer tomato Bill Tallon tied for slicer tomato
Surjit Kalra won for best savory dish
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