Tomato Day this Saturday!
Saturday, July 23, 2011 7am-12pm
The 22nd Annual Tomato Day will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge in Wichita on Saturday, July 23rd from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This event features information on selecting, planting, maintaining, cooking with tomatoes. Admission is free.
If you are so lucky as to have some tomatoes, you can enter them in a contest for Ugliest, Largest, Best Heirloom Specimen, Best Plate of 3 Standard tomatoes and more! The cooks in the family can enter Fresh or Preserved Salsa. Preserved salsa must meet USDA approved processing methods; this information is available at the Extension Office. For more information on contests, please visit http://tinyurl.com/TomatoDay2011.
In 4-H Hall:
- Enter Tomato & Salsa Contests
- Get Plant Problem Diagnosis
- Taste Fried Green Tomatoes & Salsa
- Make Tomato Critters with the Kids
- Buy Garden Magazines
- Buy Iris from the Wichita Iris Society
- Eat a Tomato Brunch by La Familia Senior Community Center
Shop the Kansas Grown! Farmer’s Market in the parking lot for great local products. Donate your extra garden produce to Plant A Row for the Hungry for the Kansas Food Bank to help those in need.
Seminars in Demonstration Garden:
8:00 Composting Demonstration
8:30 Tomato Tour
9:00 Growing a Vertical Vegetable Garden
9:15 Tour of the Arboretum
9:30 Organic Pest Control for Vegetable Gardens – Mel Epp
10:00 Growing a Variety of Peppers
10:30 The Family of 4 Garden – Bounty in 100 Square Feet
11:00 Grafting Heirloom Tomatoes – Dr. Cary Rivard
11:30 Demystifying Local Food – Natalie Fullerton
Seminars in the Sunflower Room:
9:00 Making and Canning Salsa
10:30 Cooking with Tomatoes – Damian Lehman, executive chef of Wichita Country Club
See Contest Details and Rules at http://tinyurl.com/TomatoDay2011