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Franklin County Tomato Tasting Day to be held

August 19, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The 11th annual Franklin County Tomato Tasting Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at Penn State Extension office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.

  More than two dozen varieties of tomatoes of various shapes and colors will be available to taste. Participants get to rate the varieties according to flavor and looks on a 1 to 5 scale and learn which ones they might want to try in their gardens next year. Commercial, fresh market varieties are also included in the selection so that growers and seed producers in the area get objective information about what varieties appeal best to consumers.

A salsa contest will also be included. There is no charge to attend the tasting, or to submit a salsa entry.

For registration information, call Linda Secrist at 717-263-9226, or email lbs112@psu.edu. Registration is only for the salsa contest.

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