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Local tomatoes were sliced for judges to try at the 32nd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest.
Local tomatoes were sliced for judges to try at the 32nd annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest.
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It's all about taste and texture at the Boston Public Market Wednesday, as 16 farms competed to see who had the best tomatoes in the state.

Farmers brought 88 tomatoes to be judged in four categories. We have this audio postcard about the taste, texture, and love of tomatoes.

Guests

Yassamin Healey, tomato judge and private chef.

Kevin Barry, tomato judge and director of produce at Big Y Foods in Springfield.

Karen Schwalbe, executive director of the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership.

John LeBeaux, Massachusetts commissioner of Agricultural Resources.

Peter MacArthur, farmer and owner of MacArthur Farm in Holliston. He won first place in the heirloom category.

Kate Stillman, farmer and owner of Stillman Farms in New Braintree. She won fourth place in the Cherry Category.

Other first place awards went to: Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon, Langwater Farm in North Easton, and Kimball Fruit Farm in Pepperell.

This segment aired on August 24, 2016.

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