Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Amish Paste, Abe Lincoln: do you know how many kinds of tomatoes there are? Of course you don’t – nobody knows the number, and there are always new varieties being created. Serious researchers and passionate gardeners alike come up with more varieties every year and preservationists find as yet unknown tomatoes worth saving. If you’re crazy about flavor or love the diversity of color, shapes and sizes, stop by the Tasting Tent to try over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and a few dozen heirloom peppers and melons.
We welcome you to bring your own heirloom tomatoes to compete in the tasting. Email us at Festival@SouthernExposure.com to let us know which varieties you would like to share.