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Chatham Farmers' Market Heirloom Tomato Tasting, People's Choice Contest: 23 Tomatoes, One Vote

Chatham Farmers' Market patrons taste the 23 different tomato samples for the Heirloom Tomato Tasting - People's Choice Vote held Saturday at the Chatham Train Station Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham residents Kathy Shrekgast with her son, Aidan, and daughter, Mary Kate, taste the tomatoes for the People's Choice Vote on Saturday at the Chatham Farmers' Market Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - There were 23 candidates, but only one vote.

The Chatham Borough Farmers' Market held its annual Heirloom Tomato, People's Choice Vote on Saturday and there was a robust turnout at the polls. Each taster received a ticket, which was placed into the cup of the favorite-tasting tomato sample. 

Last year, Melick's Town Farm's "Green Giant" won the People's Choice Award.

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"There are 23 different tastings," Margie Lowe, site manager for the event, said. "They all have a name and they all have different tastes. We've been cutting tomatoes since 9 o'clock."

Providing the tomatoes for the tasting were Melick's Town Farm, Central Valley Farm and Silver Lake Farms.

The winner will be announced at a future date, once all the tickets are counted.

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