Tomato taste test returns to Wanneroo Show

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton will judge tomatoes at the Wanneroo Show.
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan and Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton will judge tomatoes at the Wanneroo Show.

A TASTE test for the best northern suburbs tomato will return to Wanneroo Show next month.

As a blind taste test, the ‘Tastiest tomato’ competition, introduced in 2018, asks judges to look past the appearance of fresh produce and focus on taste, encouraging entries of all shapes and sizes.

The competition is open to anyone in the north metropolitan region with a green thumb who can provide a minimum of two tomatoes for judging.

Wanneroo has no shortage of quality produce to choose from, accounting for 38 per cent of agricultural production from the Perth region.

In 2017-18, the City of Wanneroo agriculture precinct contributed $327.71 million in output and a total of 1040 jobs.

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan will join Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton judging the tomatoes.

“Many of us have fond memories of home-grown fruit and veg from our childhood and we want to bring that excitement back,” Ms MacTiernan said.

“We want to make taste great again.

“We look forward to sampling all the wonderful fresh produce in the Wanneroo area, regardless of how perfect it looks.”

All entries must be delivered to Wanneroo Showground’s Margaret Cockman Pavilion from noon to 7pm on November 28 or 9am to noon on November 29.

The Wanneroo Show will be on November 29 and 30. Visit www.wannerooshow.com.