Calling all show-off tomato growers!

Whether you’re a lucky beginner or an experienced vegetable grower practicing the art of growing the perfect tomato, plan to get down to Cottage Grove on Saturday September 8th, 2012, for Territorial Seeds’ 12th Annual Great Northwest Tomato Taste-Off.

Contestants from all over the Pacific Northwest will present the fruit of their labors to a panel of judges including chefs, growers and garden experts, with cash prizes for the first, second, and third place winners.

Prizes: first place wins $500, second place $250 and third place, $100.

Tours of Territorial’s trial grounds will be given after the contest.

Go here for Tomato Taste-Off contest details and a printable entry form or call 541-942-9547.

WHAT: Territorial Seeds’ 12th Annual Tomato Taste-Off
WHEN: Saturday September 8th, 2012. Arrive at 11, judging starts at noon
WHERE: Territorial Seed Company Store, 20 Palmer Ave, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
COST: “Entry fee” is fresh produce, canned goods or both, to be donated to Community Sharing, a Cottage Grove food pantry.