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Homegrown Tomato Contest & Party
August 11, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In conjunction with ASAP’s Get Local campaign, the Market Place will host the Homegrown Tomato Contest and Party on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 2 to 5 pm. The contest is open to all home gardeners. Contestants are encouraged to bring two tomatoes, and the winner will be decided by special guest judges. Growers are also invited to bring an “ugly” tomato for a separate Ugly Tomato Contest. Prizes will include a $100 gift certificate to The Market Place, $25 in market bucks for the Asheville City Market, a pass for ASAP’s Farm Tour in September, and a seed collection and gift certificate from Sow True Seed.
The event is also open to the general public and local tomato fans. All attendees will receive tomato hors d’oeuvres and tomato-based cocktails prepared by The Market Place. Tickets for the event are $20 for the public and $10 for contest entrants. A portion of the proceeds will support ASAP. To purchase tickets, contact The Market Place at (828) 252-4162 or email@example.com.
ASAP’s Get Local campaign highlights a local ingredient each month that reflects our region’s changing, seasonal harvest. Each month, ASAP will partner with a different restaurant to celebrate the local ingredient of the month. ASAP is excited to be working with The Market Place to celebrate tomatoes in August!