Tomato Festival and Trials 2016
This was our fifth year celebrating everyone’s favorite vegetable (that is actually a fruit) at our Littleton store’s annual Tomato Festival. And this year was one of our best festivals ever! We had a farmer’s market, bouncy castle, contests, bluegrass music , a dunk tank and so much more. We’d like to give a great big “Thank You” to everyone who came out and helped make this such a fun event.
The Tomato Festival is also when we release the findings of our Tomato and Pepper Trials. Each year, in our community gardens at the Littleton store, we grow every variety of pepper and tomato that we sell and tell you how they did. Here's what we found: Tomatoes Earliest Producer: 4th of July and Early Girl Most Productive: Mortgage Lifter and Hillbilly Sweetest Yellow: Sun Sugar and Sun Gold Sweetest Black: Black Krim and Brandywine Black Sweetest Red: President and Brandywine Best Producing Cherry: Sweet Millions Largest Yellow: Golden Boy Largest Black: Black Krim Largest Red: Beefmaster Earliest Heirloom: Mortgage Lifter Largest Heirloom: Belgian Giant Best Tasting: Sweet Millions Small Red Cherry Most Unusual: Black Krim and Golden Cherry Peppers Sweetest: Belgian Sweet Hottest: Ghost Pepper Earliest Producer: Holy Mole Largest Bell: White Bell Most Productive: Jalapeno, Yellow Bell and Basket of Fire Most Unusual: Red Cap Mushroom