Despite season, tomatoes go on parade


The tomatoes “on parade” Saturday at the sixth annual Tomadah Paradah made it through a growing season that’s been less than friendly to tomatoes. The free event, held at Wilmington College’s Academic Farm on Fife Avenue, is co-sponsored by the college and Swindler & Sons Florists. In addition to sampling tomato varieties, attendees were treated to watermelon, including yellow watermelon named Yellow Doll which appeared to be a popular item.

The tomatoes “on parade” Saturday at the sixth annual Tomadah Paradah made it through a growing season that’s been less than friendly to tomatoes. The free event, held at Wilmington College’s Academic Farm on Fife Avenue, is co-sponsored by the college and Swindler & Sons Florists. In addition to sampling tomato varieties, attendees were treated to watermelon, including yellow watermelon named Yellow Doll which appeared to be a popular item.


A quilt made by Pat Swindler is awarded as a prize to the winner of the best tasting cherry tomato at the Tomadah Paradah. The winner is Adalynn Achtermann, 3, right foreground, who is joined by her cousin Elaina Achtermann, 3, left foreground, who won $50 for best tasting tomato. From left, Polly Vaughan and Regina Gerber display the quilt, while Gerber also holds Adalynn’s hand for the photo opportunity.


The tomatoes “on parade” Saturday at the sixth annual Tomadah Paradah made it through a growing season that’s been less than friendly to tomatoes. The free event, held at Wilmington College’s Academic Farm on Fife Avenue, is co-sponsored by the college and Swindler & Sons Florists. In addition to sampling tomato varieties, attendees were treated to watermelon, including yellow watermelon named Yellow Doll which appeared to be a popular item.

A quilt made by Pat Swindler is awarded as a prize to the winner of the best tasting cherry tomato at the Tomadah Paradah. The winner is Adalynn Achtermann, 3, right foreground, who is joined by her cousin Elaina Achtermann, 3, left foreground, who won $50 for best tasting tomato. From left, Polly Vaughan and Regina Gerber display the quilt, while Gerber also holds Adalynn’s hand for the photo opportunity.

The tomatoes “on parade” Saturday at the sixth annual Tomadah Paradah made it through a growing season that’s been less than friendly to tomatoes. The free event, held at Wilmington College’s Academic Farm on Fife Avenue, is co-sponsored by the college and Swindler & Sons Florists. In addition to sampling tomato varieties, attendees were treated to watermelon, including yellow watermelon named Yellow Doll which appeared to be a popular item.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_paradah_f.jpgThe tomatoes “on parade” Saturday at the sixth annual Tomadah Paradah made it through a growing season that’s been less than friendly to tomatoes. The free event, held at Wilmington College’s Academic Farm on Fife Avenue, is co-sponsored by the college and Swindler & Sons Florists. In addition to sampling tomato varieties, attendees were treated to watermelon, including yellow watermelon named Yellow Doll which appeared to be a popular item.

A quilt made by Pat Swindler is awarded as a prize to the winner of the best tasting cherry tomato at the Tomadah Paradah. The winner is Adalynn Achtermann, 3, right foreground, who is joined by her cousin Elaina Achtermann, 3, left foreground, who won $50 for best tasting tomato. From left, Polly Vaughan and Regina Gerber display the quilt, while Gerber also holds Adalynn’s hand for the photo opportunity.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_quilt_f.jpgA quilt made by Pat Swindler is awarded as a prize to the winner of the best tasting cherry tomato at the Tomadah Paradah. The winner is Adalynn Achtermann, 3, right foreground, who is joined by her cousin Elaina Achtermann, 3, left foreground, who won $50 for best tasting tomato. From left, Polly Vaughan and Regina Gerber display the quilt, while Gerber also holds Adalynn’s hand for the photo opportunity.