Tomato Tasting—August 31, 2019


  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • LGVC open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Event at Heritage Farm

Sample dozens of open-pollinated heirloom tomatoes—including favorites and rare varieties from SSE’s seed bank—at our annual FREE Tomato Tasting event. Attend demonstrations, judge a salsa contest, and celebrate fall in our beautiful gardens.

Event Sponsor:

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hayrides (last hayride goes out at 4:15 pm)
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tomato Tasting
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Salsa Contest
  • 1:30 pm Tomato Garden Tour & Trellis Talk: With SSE's Assistant Curator, Steffen Mirsky
  • 2:30 pm Tomato Seed Processing Tour & Demo: Walk with SSE staff to view a large scale tomato processing machine in action, then settle down under the canopy to walk through the steps for an at-home gardener.
  • 3:30 pm Recreating Classic Tomato Recipes: A Cooking Demonstration with SSE's Evaluation Technician, Norah Hummel

Enter Oneota Community Food Co-op’s Salsa Contest, held here at our annual Tomato Tasting. Pre-registration is required to compete in the Salsa Contest.

Register your homemade salsa for the Salsa Contest

Heritage Farm is just outside Decorah, Iowa.

Why not make a weekend of your trip to Decorah?

  • Stay the night
  • Eat in town
  • If you have questions about this event, contact our customer service staff:

  • Send us a note
  • Call us at 563-382-5990