Homegrown Tomato Contest Winners 2011!

2011 Tasty Tomato Festival Homegrown Tomato Contest

Held one week prior to the festival at the 701 Whaley office of Flock and Rally after a lovely morning of collecting entries at the All-Local Farmer's Market, the contest was organized by the leaders of Sustainable Midlands (festival co-presenters with Slow Food Columbia. Many thanks to CVSC Legislative Director Debbie Parker for tallying votes and to Sustainable Midlands' leaders Ryan Nevius, Mary Roe, & interns for a beautiful event and post-judging luncheon!




2011 Judges
Tim Peters, Executive Chef   Motor Supply Company Bistro
Mike Davis, Chef/Owner Terra 
Rodger Winn – Rodger’s Heirlooms
Emile DeFelice, founder All Local Farmers' Market

Hazel Monteith – SCANA, All-Local Farmer’s Market regular
Diane Rushing, Owner   AOS Specialty Contractors  (she poured the Owens Skate Park!)



Best Big Red Tomato

1st Place
Tucker Family
Brandywine
Heirloom



2nd Place
Crooked Cedar Farm - Jelvin + Edwina Harrell
Arkansas Traveler
Heirloom





Best Unusual Tomato

1st Place
Crooked Cedar Farm -Jelvin + Edwina Harrell
Cherokee Purple
Heirloom



2nd Place
Shady Grove Farm - Brian + Heather Long
Green Zebra
Heirloom

 



Best Tomato Grown by a Child

1st Place
Scarlet Baker
Husky Cherry
Hybrid



2nd Place
Mia Riffle
Carolina Gold
Hybrid





Best Tomato Grown by Community/School Garden

1st Place
USC
Better Boy
Hybrid



2nd Place
Ben Arnold garden
Stupice
Heirloom





Best Small Tomato

1st Place
Debbie Samples
Golden Gem
Hybrid




2nd Place
Jan + Michael Peterson
Black Cherry
Heirloom






Best Yellow Tomato

1st Place
Anna Howard
Pineapple Beefsteak
Heirloom



2nd Place
Crooked Cedar Farm - Jelvin +  Edwina Harrell
Golden Jubilee
Heirloom



Official #TastyTomato Fest photos by Forrest Clonts Studio!

Official festival photographs by Forrest Clonts Studio are in!

Check them out here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/media/set/?set=a.220554144654929.53006.167141383329539

Image: Forrest Clonts Studio

Yep, that *about* sums it up.


More love for PTTF from the blogosphere:

Mary Kent Hearon's wellness blog, The Heart Beet:
http://www.theheartbeet.com/

Lord Maxwell, the mysterious Columbia, SC fashion blogger:
http://lord-maxwell.blogspot.com/2011/07/mary-kenttomato-festival.html


Seen any other blog or media love we should share?