Heirloom Tomatoes


Heirloom tomatoes will be on the menu as part of the sixth annual Tomatoes at the Trotter on June 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Trotter House bed-and-breakfast at 404 North Main in Monticello.

The event, which is sponsored by the UAM School of Agriculture and the UA Southeast Research and Extension Center, includes a full tomato dinner prepared by Chef Thomas Bedward of Aramark Food Services and an heirloom tomato tasting and appearance evaluation. Heirloom tomatoes are any open-pollinated traditional variety at least 50 years old or older. This year’s varieties were introduced, grown and evaluated in southeast Arkansas by members of the UAM agriculture faculty.

Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner as well as tomato recipes and growing tips.

Featured speaker for the event will be State Representative Jeff Wardlaw of Warren, a third generation tomato producer and graduate of the UAM School of Agriculture.

To reserve tickets for Tomatoes at the Trotter, contact the School of Agriculture at (870) 460-1091. Tickets will be available at the door. All ticket proceeds benefit the UAM School of Agriculture scholarship fund with a portion of the ticket cost tax-deductible.