Mixson Market to hold tomato pie contest

  • Monday, June 23, 2014

The second Annual Tomayto Tomahto Festival will take place this Saturday, June 28, at Mixson Market, 4338 McCarthy St., North Charleston.

The event will include a Tomato Pie contest that is free and open to the public.

To enter, bring whole, cooked tomato pie with print out of recipe to entry table by 12:30 p.m. Prizes are sponsored by The Flats at Mixson awarded to winners of each category.

Categories for judging include: Best All-Around, Best Use of Ingredients and Most Unique.

The judges for this event are: Tom Crawford, meteorologist, Channel 4 News; Chef Laurie, wellness chef; Elizabeth Beak, Crop-Up; Blanche Weathers, South Carolina's First Lady of Agriculture; Loretta Tsu, The Flats at Mixson;

Judging will begin at 1 p.m. and winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

Other activities at the festival include complimentary tomato-inspired tastings by Mixson Market and Básico Bloody Mary bar, sponsored by Fat and Juicy; fresh produce and honey available from Mixson Farmers Market; live music by Jeff Dent; salt tastings by Bulls Bay Saltworks; and kids' craft activities.

The festival is hosted by Mixson Market, a portion of the proceeds and all donations will benefit GrowFood Carolina.

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