Two local farms have been honored in the Commonwealth’s 28th Annual Tomato Contest which was held in Boston last week as part of Massachusetts Farmers' Market Week.
Langwater Farms of North Easton and Wards Berry Farm of Sharon – both vendors at Medfield’s weekly farmers’ market -- placed in the Top 10 among 84 entries.
Langwater Farms results:
- Slicing 2nd Place (Primo Red)
- Slicing 5th Place (Scarlet Red)
- Cherry 2nd Place (Matt's Wild)
- Heirloom 2nd Place (Arkansas Traveler)
- Heirloom 7th Place (Speckled Roman)
- Heaviest 8th Place (Striped German)
Ward's Berry Farm results:
- Slicing 10th Place (BHN589)
- Cherry 7th Place (Sungold)
- Heaviest 10th Place (Striped German)
For a full list of winners, click here.
For contest criteria, click here.
According to the contest’s announcement of winners this week, Massachusetts produces over 5.4 pounds of tomatoes in its 532 farms state-wide, with revenues that total $10.8 million.
About Medfield Farmers' Market
The Medfield Farmers’ Market is sponsored by and located on the grounds of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (26 North Street) every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The season will end on October 11.
Be sure to stop by the market this week to check out some of the award-winning tomatoes and other locally grown produce including melons (whose season is ending soon), eggplant, cucumbers, peaches, nectarines and berries at both stands.
Other weekly vendors include Wild Daisy Soaps of Walpole, Garden Fresh of Bellingham, Big Sky Bakery of Watertown, and Annie B’s Honey Farm of Cumberland, RI.
Volunteer, non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate free of charge in the market and can do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 508-359-6581.