The GVGO will be running the “2023 Mike Demars Memorial Mater Contest” again this year. This is a free contest for any paid GVGO member. The GVGO will provide prizes to each member of the winning team at the end of the season.
Growers that sign up will be asked for their personal best tomato weight, if they have one. If you were in last year’s contest I have your personal best recorded already. Once we have the final list we will put the growers in categories A, B or C depending on their personal best weight. Growers will be picked at random to form a team of three, so that each team has a grower out of each category. The whole idea of this contest is to have some fun, meet new people and learn some growing techniques from some of our veteran tomato growers. I encourage new tomato growers to join. It will be fun!
So teams will consist of 3 growers and each is allowed to weigh 2 tomatoes for a total of 6 tomatoes per team. The team with the heaviest total weight wins. You can weigh your tomatoes at home on a digital scale and send me the pictures to the email below, with a few different views on the scale. I just need to determine if the tomato is sound. If you have a really big one (or maybe a new personal best) I would encourage you to find a certified scale to weigh it on. You can enter as many tomatoes as you want but only your largest two will be recorded for the contest.
So let’s grow some tomatoes in memory of Zeke. I would like to have all the teams formed by late May.
Post your name and personal best tomato weight here and I will sign you up.