Snyder Farm Open House and Great Tomato Tasting

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – 3 to 7 p.m.
Clifford E. & Melda C. Snyder Research and Extension Farm
140 Locust Grove Road
Pittstown, NJ  (directions)

The Great Tomato Tasting at Snyder Farm, one of the most popular events organized by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension, will take place on August 31, 2016 (rain or shine) and will offer more than ever to experience and enjoy.

Starting with the actual tomato tasting, this year there will be more than 80 heirloom and hybrid varieties of beefsteak, plum, cherry, and grape tomatoes to sample. Other fresh picked produce, as well as varieties honey, will be available.

Activities will include a chef's cooking demonstration and tasting, guided educational wagon tours of the farm's research plots, visits to the farm's gardens with opportunities to ask questions and get answers, insect displays, information booths on various foods grown in the Garden State, and much more.

One highlight will be the Melda C. Snyder Teaching Garden which showcases demonstration plots of deer tolerant ornamentals; blueberries, hazelnuts, dogwoods, and hollies from the Rutgers breeding programs; a turf labyrinth; an "apple wall" featuring the Experiment Station Tree Fruit Breeding Program for home orchards; and fun family farm photo opportunities. Rutgers faculty and staff and Rutgers Master Gardeners, whose hard work preparing for this popular event makes it possible, will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Admission is $7 for visitors 11 years of age and older, payable at the door (cash or check only). Children under 11 years are free. Service dogs are allowed on the farm grounds, but no other animals, please. For more information, call 908-730-9419, extension 3501.