Terrific Turnout for Tomato Tasting

More than 1,000 attendees taste tomatoes and peppers at Tomato Festival

For 13 years, the Bradford Research Center has provided the Columbia community an opportunity to taste a huge variety of tomatoes and peppers, as well as a chance to learn which of those varieties could work in their own home gardens. This year’s event was no different, as more than 1,000 attendees tried about 150 tomatoes and about 75 peppers. The Tomato Festival, which took place on Thursday,…

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Tons of Tomatoes

Bradford Tomato Festival returns for 13th year

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Bradford Research Center is gearing up for its 13th annual Tomato Festival, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 7. The event will run from 4-7 p.m. and features tastings of about 150 varieties of tomatoes and about 75 varieties of peppers. “This year, we’ll have heirlooms, hybrids, cherries, ground cherries,…

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A New Opportunity

The Bradford Research Center will launch its first Vegetable Farmer Field Day on Thursday, Aug. 25. The new event will highlight the production of tomatoes, as well as peppers, in Missouri. This year will also mark Bradford’s 12th Tomato Festival, which will take place this September. Research Specialist Steven Kirk, the founder of the Vegetable Farmer Field Day, has been involved in each…

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