Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Upstate New York - Canada event information and discussion forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 9, 2007   #16
Rena
Tomatovillian™
 
Rena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Warm Springs, GA
Posts: 1,422
Default

Great group picture!!
Rena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9, 2007   #17
Hilde
Tomatovillian™
 
Hilde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pendleton, NY
Posts: 256
Default

Thank you for posting pictures, Remy! If I had been at work today, there would have been NO pictures!

Here are some pictures of PEOPLE, finally!

- Our hostess, Remy

- Cindi and Rob

- Tara, plant swap hostess. She was going to a wedding later that day!

- Rob won the prize for largest tomato.

- Zana crossed the border from Canada to attend. She didn't really like to have her picture taken, so I will only post this one! Nope, I am no paparazzo!

- Ginny B, Eileen and Marilyn enjoying the taste fest!

- Front from left: Coleen, Terry (tomatoaddict), Peggy and Desi. Back from left: Patty, Marcia, Michael with his daughter, Mr Head Less, Dawn, Pomona (penguingardener), Larry.

- Michael. He took the group picture!

- Pomona (penguingardener). She recognized a fellow photographer in me and urged me to try her and Michael's fantastic lenses. I would never have asked myself to try them, and I was in heaven trying out her Canon 75-200 mm f2.8 L. Thank you so much, Pomona!


- Patty. Patty runs the Fireside Inn in East Concord, where the first WNY tomato fest with public access took place a couple of weeks ago. A gorgeous place and a great event!

- Marcia. She won two prizes. Boldest and Ugliest tomato. Marcia was the coordinator for the public access tomato fest in East Concord together with Patty. I am so happy that they could come to our taste fest!

- Gary, our host and Remy's husband! Thank you for your hospitality, Gary!

- Sheryl, Remy's sister-in-law. She took the pictures that Remy posted!

- Mr Tomato Head receiving prize for smallest tomato.

- Zana took this picture. (Yes, Zana was behind the camera too, not only in front of it.) I was surpriced to win the prize for sweetest tomato.

- Norm was the oldest grower at the taste fest!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2343.jpg (213.3 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2380.jpg (236.0 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2381.jpg (161.2 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg RobLargestTomatoPrize.jpg (148.6 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg Zana.jpg (63.2 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2399.jpg (302.5 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Back Yard.jpg (263.7 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg Tomato Taste fest 2007-2408-Edit.jpg (121.9 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Tomato Taste fest 2007-2409-Edit.jpg (106.3 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2411.jpg (160.9 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2508.jpg (244.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2414.jpg (261.8 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2417.jpg (226.3 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg Smallest Tomato.jpg (163.2 KB, 23 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2502.jpg (402.6 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2397.jpg (230.7 KB, 11 views)
Hilde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9, 2007   #18
Hilde
Tomatovillian™
 
Hilde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pendleton, NY
Posts: 256
Default

Here's to you, Carolyn! A lover of tomatoes, a lover of hearts, and a lover of chocolate, here is all in one picture: A chocolate colored, heart shaped tomato!

Physically you were not there, but you were there in spirit, and I suspect that many of the varieties that we tasted, would not have been there if it hadn't been for you! Thank you for being there in spirit and for your contribution!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Heart.jpg (60.5 KB, 17 views)
Hilde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9, 2007   #19
carolyn137
Tomatoville® Moderator
 
carolyn137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Upstate NY, zone 4b/5a
Posts: 19,767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
Here's to you, Carolyn! A lover of tomatoes, a lover of hearts, and a lover of chocolate, here is all in one picture: A chocolate colored, heart shaped tomato!

Physically you were not there, but you were there in spirit, and I suspect that many of the varieties that we tasted, would not have been there if it hadn't been for you! Thank you for being there in spirit and for your contribution!

Hilde, you know me well when you say a lover of tomatoes, hearts and chocolates.

And you have no idea how very much I'd love to go to any of the Tville gatherings, but it just isn't possible these days.

What is that tomato variety your show? Brad's Black Heart, and I can't see what the bottom looks like, or one of the blacks that grew squished out flatter?
__________________
Carolyn
carolyn137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 9, 2007   #20
Mischka
Tomatoville® Administrator
 
Mischka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The Bay State
Posts: 3,169
Default

Great photos and details of your wonderful event - thanks to you all for posting and sharing!

I would have attended if I hadn't already made plans to attend the Monticello heirloom festival, but you can count me in for 2008!

... and since I've let people see what I actually look like here via photos, there's no excuse for anyone else.
__________________
Mischka


One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress.


Whenever you visit my grave,

say to yourselves with regret

but also with happiness in your hearts

at the remembrance of my long happy life with you:


"Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved."


No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you,

and not all the power of death

can keep my spirit

from wagging a grateful tail.
Mischka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10, 2007   #21
Hilde
Tomatovillian™
 
Hilde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pendleton, NY
Posts: 256
Default

((( I know. )))

The tomato variety is Black Sea Man, a Russian variety, PL. The grower is Marcia, and it won the prize for the boldest tomato!

I liked it a lot and was lucky to leave with the tomato that was left in the end (Marcia brought four, including the heart shaped one). I harvested the seeds tonight. Such a beautiful tomato, gorgeous on the inside when cut.

Hilde
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Buffalo-Niagara 2007-2294.jpg (294.3 KB, 21 views)
Hilde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10, 2007   #22
Hilde
Tomatovillian™
 
Hilde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pendleton, NY
Posts: 256
Default

Excellent! See you next year!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mischka View Post
Great photos and details of your wonderful event - thanks to you all for posting and sharing!

I would have attended if I hadn't already made plans to attend the Monticello heirloom festival, but you can count me in for 2008!

... and since I've let people see what I actually look like here via photos, there's no excuse for anyone else.
Hilde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 10, 2007   #23
remy
Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest™ Coordinator
 
remy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Z6 WNY
Posts: 2,332
Default

Hilde,
I still can't believe you took all those photos! Great Job
I'm also amazed we had 90 varieties and only 5 repeats!

Carolyn,
I did speak of you(and your "sigh") as we were cutting tomatoes. I brought a couple real Box Car Willies that I grew from seeds from you.
Remy
__________________
"I wake to sleep and take my waking slow"
-Theodore Roethke

Yes, we have a great party for WNY/Ontario tomato growers every year on Grand Island!
Owner of The Sample Seed Shop
remy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11, 2007   #24
Thomas
Tomatovillian™
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 181
Default

Looks like you all had a wonderful time..The Maters look awesome.
For some reason I can tell the difference between a normal person tomato and a T-villian Tomato

My niece lives in Lakeview NY, just south of Buffalo..Looks like the DW and I need to visit this time next year!
Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11, 2007   #25
remy
Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest™ Coordinator
 
remy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Z6 WNY
Posts: 2,332
Default

Dave,
You know we would love to have you show up at our party! You could do a little mini vacation like Gary and I did for CHOPTAG.
Remy
PS Look I figured out how to do an avatar.
__________________
"I wake to sleep and take my waking slow"
-Theodore Roethke

Yes, we have a great party for WNY/Ontario tomato growers every year on Grand Island!
Owner of The Sample Seed Shop
remy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11, 2007   #26
korney19
Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest™ Co-Founder
 
korney19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Niagara Frontier
Posts: 845
Default

I don't think the winners post ever made it here so here's a repost from that thread, less time-related comments:


Sweetest by a long shot -Sweet Gold grown by Hilde
2nd place was Sungold grown by Mark Korney

Ugliest was grown by Marcia Ritchie, but I don't know what variety it really was!

Boldest Flavor was a tie between Black Sea Man grown by Marcia Ritchie, and Azchoyka grown by me and Hilde. Norm the eldest grower there was the tie breaker(who voted for neither) and picked Black Sea Man

Smallest went to Sungold grown by Mark Korney.
Second place went to Gardener's Delight grown by me.

Biggest went to Earl's Faux grown by Rob Kavanaugh at 1lb 8.7 oz
There were quite a few close in weight grown by Mark Korney

Best Overall went to Earl's Faux grown by Rob Kavanaugh.(I also had Earl's there too, but I think Rob's was much better.)
Second place was Stump of the World grown by me.
Third place was a tie between Black Russian grown by Norm Brown and Black Cherry, I think was grown by Marcia Ritchie.

I'm so happy it everything turned out so well. We had such a wonderful group of people show up!!!
Remy
korney19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11, 2007   #27
Thomas
Tomatovillian™
 
Thomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 181
Default

You mean Terry didn't go home and freeze that Red Barn that won at CHOPTAG for the biggest or stuff some lead buckshot in one

Remy, we travel to Lakeview every 4th of July. I am sure we can make another trip during the year. My garden went downhill quick after CHOPTAG. Hopefully next year they will last long enough to bring some up. Looks like you all didnt have a problem bringing your own though
Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 11, 2007   #28
JerryL
CHOPTAG™ Coordinator
 
JerryL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: S.W. Ohio z6a
Posts: 733
Default

Sorry it took so long for me to add my congratulations to this post. It sounds and looks like everyone had a great time.

Those are some great looking tomatoes.
__________________
Jerry
JerryL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13, 2007   #29
remy
Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest™ Coordinator
 
remy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Z6 WNY
Posts: 2,332
Default

Dave,
"You mean Terry didn't go home and freeze that Red Barn" !
I would of died laughing there on the spot if she did that! She did say her garden went down hill too and didn't bring any tomatoes along except one for the ugliest contest. It was great having her there anyway, and she brought along some yummy food! We definitely had more than enough tomatoes.
So next year if you can come, tomatoes or not, you know you are more than welcome to be there.

Jerry,
Thanks! We didn't get any pics but some people also brought very pretty peppers that you would of loved.
Remy
__________________
"I wake to sleep and take my waking slow"
-Theodore Roethke

Yes, we have a great party for WNY/Ontario tomato growers every year on Grand Island!
Owner of The Sample Seed Shop
remy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 13, 2007   #30
korney19
Buffalo-Niagara Tomato TasteFest™ Co-Founder
 
korney19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Niagara Frontier
Posts: 845
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by remy View Post
Jerry,
Thanks! We didn't get any pics but some people also brought very pretty peppers that you would of loved.
Remy

Which reminds me... I have 2 peppers still in my console in my truck from Pomona/Penguingardener...
korney19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★