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Tomatoes put to the taste test

TOMATO growers will have the chance to vie for the “Best Tasting Tomato” award in a competition being run this month by The Green Life Soil Co in Midvale.

Owner Linda Mitchener said she wanted to encourage people to try growing their own food.

“Fresh, home grown produce really does taste terrific, and we are trying to show people that it isn’t that hard to start, even if they’ve never had a garden before,” she said.

“Tomatoes are one of the most popular crops for home gardeners, and people take great pride in sharing their flavoursome harvest with friends and family.

“We want to encourage that and turn it into a challenge.

“There will be prizes for the best tasting tomato, but also for novelty categories like the largest and smallest fruit, or the most unusually shaped tomato.

“The competition is a bit of fun and certificates will be awarded so you can show off to your friends and family.”

The tomato contest is open to all tomato growers including individuals and community groups. Entry is by gold coin donation which will go to charity, and judging will be anonymous. Entries must be delivered to The Green Life Soil Co by 4pm on Sunday, January 31

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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