Cloverdale TomatoFiesta

The Soil King Garden Center in Cloverdale is planning the first annual Cloverdale TomatoFiesta on Saturday, August 9, from 10: 00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event includes a tomato competition and also a tomato salsa contest for locally grown tomatoes. We are asking growers and salsa makers to use their own locally grown tomatoes.

The Tomato Contest will be judged by expert local growers, with prizes for:

• Biggest (weight)

• Best Flavor (any color or variety)

• Weirdest shape

• Best tasting cherry

• Prettiest sliced tomato

The Salsa Competition will be judged by the Fiesta attendees, with prizes donated from local businesses. The Fiesta Tomato Contest will be judged by a panel of local expert growers, with prizes from the Soil King Garden Center, for:

• Best Green

• Best Red

• Best Fresh

• Hottest

There will be Vendors Area featuring local food and garden themes and also Soil King Garden Centers favorite suppliers offering all kinds of soil and garden products and samples.

This is a not-for-profit event. The TomatoFiesta is free, but we will be asking for a donation that will go to a Cloverdale non-profit.

The TomatoFiesta planners are developing the event schedule. Patrick King of the the Soil King Garden Center will be available by telephone, during working hours at 707 894-3500, for questions about the event.

The First Annual Cloverdale TomatoFiesta promises to bring the Cloverdale Community together to celebrate and enjoy this delicious and awesome fruit, which is so perfect for our region, and to show that much more than wine grapes grow here!

Patrick King, Soil King Garden Center

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