Thursday, September 5, 2013
For several years the Bradford Research and Extension Center has hosted a "Tomato Festival". Each year we grow over 100 different kinds of tomatoes that include popular garden types and the old varieties that our grandparents grew (heirlooms). We also have a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. We also grow a wide assortment of over 60 types of peppers that range from the mild bell peppers to the flaming hot haberneros. In early September of each year we invite the public out to sample the different tomatoes. We also invite several different restaurants including Campus Dining to bring a taste of their salsas made from the different tomatoes and peppers. In 2007, Nadia Narvarette-Tindall grilled some of the different peppers for the participants to sample. Participants also enjoy talks given by MU Faculty on tomato and pepper culture including staking and mulching.
Call Thresa Chism or Tim Reinbott at 573-884-7945 for more information.
This event is open and free to the public.