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The Great Tomato Taste-Off Returns

Fri, 09/01/2023 - 11:57
Laura Donnelly

Quail Hill Farm's Great Tomato Taste-Off returns on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon following a hiatus. The Amagansett farm organically grows around 40 to 50 varieties of cherry, paste, and heirloom tomatoes each year. Forty-four varieties will be available to be tasted and rated this year.

The taste-off costs $10 and is free for members of the farm and children under 12, though a $5 contribution will be welcomed. Parking is on Deep Lane and the meeting place is on Birch Hill. Heavy rain will cancel.

And as a bonus, see this week's installment of "The Way It Was" for an account of the farm's first Great Tomato Taste-Off.


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