Janet Hart of Lindenhurst has attended every annual Great Long Island Tomato Challenge, showing great spirit in her signature tomato tank top. And she’s gearing up to win in 2012:
“This year I received some seeds from [former contestants], but if I win, I hope it is from my seeds. See you soon! -- The future Tomato Queen Janet Hart.”
That's the spirit!
Are you in?
The 2012 Great Long Island Tomato Challenge will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. Bring your biggest, heaviest fruit to the event, where I will weigh tomatoes and name this year’s Tomato King or Queen. In the meantime, send a photo of yourself with your plants and a note about your growing methods to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you might be featured next.
Photo: Janet Hart with her father Stephen Hart, "who taught me everything I know about planting a garden," she said.