Tomato Taste-Off at the Farmers Market

tomato-SQThis Saturday’s Saugerties Farmers Market will be bustling with live music, kids’ crafts and the annual Tomato Taste-Off. Home gardeners are encouraged to bring in there tomatoes by 11 a.m. There will be prizes—gift certificates from DIG, Partition Street Wine Shop, and Lucky Chocolates—in several categories: tastiest cherry, tastiest full-size, and heaviest. Diane Reeder of the Queens Galley will provide a Farm to Table demonstration about choosing the best tomato for recipes. Stewart’s Shop, sponsor for this presentation, will sell ice cream. Marji Zintz will provide live music with her acoustic guitar and melodic voice. Local farmers have watermelon, blueberries, kale, peppers (hot and sweet), lettuce, string beans, peas, cucumbers, zucchini and other squash, beets and fennel. Shoving Leopard Farm will have garlic and cut flowers for in-home display, or to make flowers crowns. Maynard Farm has a variety of fruits including sweet corn, peaches, nectarines, apricots, raspberries, cherries, and plums. Heather Ridge Farm will provide several prepared-lunch items with lamb, beef, pork and poultry from its pasture-raised animals. Several vendors have a number of sweet and savory baked goods (some are gluten free and raw too). For Children, the Kids Corner craft is Suminagashi, Japanese-style paper marbling using ink. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 31, 115 Main St., across from Cahill Elementary School.