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

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

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on July 21, 2011, in Upcoming Events and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Please post the recipes presented by Damian Lehman!! =^)

  2. I definitely will as soon as I receive them!

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