Competition consisted of 4 categories and 2 age groups

PRINCE GEORGE — The Prince George Master Gardeners, Virginia Cooperative Extension and Prince George Farmers Market hosted the 2017 “new" Greater Tomato Contest on Saturday, July 22, at the county Farmers Market. Twenty tomatoes were entered and winners were declared in four categories and two age groups.

The categories were Heaviest Tomato, Tiniest Tomato, Naturally Beautiful Tomato and Unusual/Ugliest Tomato.

Winners in the children's age group were Jill Reiter, “Heaviest Tomato” and “Unusual/Ugliest Tomato”; Andrea R. Shockley, “Tiniest Tomato”; and Charlie Smith, “Naturally Beautiful Tomato”.

Winners in the adult age group were Larue Archer, “Heaviest Tomato”, “Tiniest Tomato” and  “Naturally Beautifully Tomato”; and Earlene Hogg for “Unusual/Ugliest Tomato”.

The winners were announced by Scott Reiter, Extension agent. The prizes are bragging rights for growing the “greatest” tomato, blue ribbons, certificates and their picture in the newspaper with the Prince George County Extension agent.

Plans are to hold this contest annually as a “fun” community event for everyone. For more information, visit www.pgmga.org.