6th Annual Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest Party, Saturday, September 1st, 2012 1PM-8PM rain or shine! This is held on private property on Grand Island NY, between Buffalo & Niagara Falls (approx 15-20 minutes from Niagara Falls!)
There usually are 75-100 varieties of TOMATOES to taste, the majority are HEIRLOOMS. Because this is on private property, this is a semi-private event, by invitation only.THIS IS YOUR INVITATION! Just mention MaterMark!!
There is a house, clean garage, large covered porch, and tents in case of inclement weather.
The event is FREE
! Bring your tomatoes to enter or a dish of food.
We usually have contestants from NY, PA, ONT, NJ & OH. Talk tomatoes, gardening, trade seeds, etc.Tomato TASTING and CONTESTS:
Bring tomato varieties to taste. Two (more in the case of small cherry tomatoes) of each variety is good, one for display, one for tasting, but if you only have one that is fine!! In fact if you just have one tomato variety that is fine. Remember it only take one to win : )Prizes awarded for Smallest, Biggest, Prettiest, Ugliest, Sweetest, Tangiest, Best Tasting of All!RAFFLE:
Besides the tomato contests, we will have raffles for excellent prizes to help with the cost of putting this party together. Prizes included garden, house hold items, and the always coveted homemade canned goods. Please bring a few dollars to buy tickets.FOOD:
Various meats will be provided. Yes, there will be Meat-on-a-Stick! There will be a charcoal grill or two. We ask people to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to eat,
but it is not required. Please let US know what you plan on bringing so other don't bring the same item. It is a cottage, so there is a full kitchen if you need to put something together once you get there.DRINKS:
Bottled water, lemonade, and ice tea, and coffee will be available. Bringing your own beer or wine is fine. KIDS:
If you have kids, and want to bring them, there will definitely be children between the ages of 6 -14 there to play with, and they always seem to make friends fast. There will be assorted toys and there is a swing set. If it is going to be hot out, bring a bathing suit for your kid, we will fill the kiddy pool. If your kid is older, there will be Can Jam for kids and adults. There are also trails in the wood behind the house to explore.In case you didn't know, we have our own forum on Tomatoville.
Pictures from previous parties etc. are there.http://www.tomatoville.com/forumdisplay.php?f=104IMPORTANT: IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR THE ADDRESS!! THIS IS MORE TIGHT-LIPPED THAN TOM CRUISE IN STANLEY KUBRICK'S EYES WIDE SHUT's SECRET SOCIETY PARTY!!! WE DO NOT ADVERTISE THIS LOCALLY! YOU MAY SEE IT ON THE BUFFALO LOCAL NEWS, BUT ONLY AFTER THE FACT! COME JOIN US FOR A GREAT AFTERNOON OF FUN & FOOD, OR MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT AND VISIT SCENIC NIAGARA FALLS! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!