From Bayonne - 10th place
The last Saturday in August was sunny and hot with no sign of hurricane
Bonnie.... a perfect day to size up the tomato
that's been hanging around the garden all summer!
From around the State, people picked, plucked and "dragged" that
oversized fruit to a local Weigh-In Station. This was the moment
of truth... "Eyeballing" and "Guestimating" the tomato's
weight was going to be replaced by an "accurate" weight on the ShopRite
The Art of Cooking from Chef David
So this perfect Saturday morning had activity in all 21 Counties
of New Jersey to see who would be the area representative and Finalist
for the afternoon festivities at the Seaview Square Mall near the
5th place Winner
That afternoon, at approximately 5:00 pm, 33 Finalists vied
for prizes awarded for the Heaviest Tomato
in 1998 along with the 5th, 10th, 15th and 21st biggest entry!
But before the finals, everyone had a real treat from Chef David
Martone of Classic Thyme Cooking School and
his on-site preparation of food for the audience to enjoy!
21st Heaviest Tomato
From Hamilton Square, 15th Place
1998 Title Holder - 4.95 Lbs.