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Tomato Challenge tomorrow

Gary Schaffer of Lindenhurst, with his wife, Linda,

Gary Schaffer of Lindenhurst, with his wife, Linda, shows off his 3 lb., 6 oz. winning tomato. He picked it 10 days ago and kept in the refrigerator until the Challenge. (Aug. 24, 2012) (Credit: Nicole Horton)

There's only one more day until the 2013 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge! Bring your heaviest, homegrown tomato to Newsday (235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville) tomorrow at 7 p.m. I'll weigh it, regale you with some tomato lore and crown this year's Tomato King or Queen.

Take LIE Exit 49S and drive up to Pinelawn Road. Turn south on Pinelawn Road and proceed straight for about 2 miles. Newsday's Pinelawn Road entrance will be on the right. Look for the red balloons!


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