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Posted on 24 August 2009 by

Heinz Wants Your Stories of Wholesome Memories

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heinz.jpgBy Vaness Richins

Did you always have Heinz Tomato Ketchup in your home growing up?

Was a family picnic incomplete unless the ketchup was there?

Heinz is looking for your stories of wholesome memories involving Heinz Tomato Ketchup.

They were having a contest for the best memories, but it ended August 7th. They are still looking for memory submissions, though. If you’re interested in participating, write up a memory of 150 words or less describing your memory. You can also attach a photo – use the JPEG format and make sure that it is less than 5 MB.

Actress and author Josie Bissett shared a statement on the submission page that included : “Heinz® Ketchup was a part of Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 26 February 2009 by

Tomato Recipe Contest at White Flower Farms

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Cream Cheese and Bacon - TomatoCasual.comBy Vanessa Richins

White Flower Farms is well known for its perennial plants.

However, this year they are focusing more on edible plants.

In the starring role — tomatoes.

The Great Tomato Celebration of 2009 will return this year, with the addition of a recipe contest.

As an article in the Hartford Courant explains, “Why the emphasis on tomatoes?

Barbara Pierson, the farm’s nursery manager and spokeswoman, says Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 28 October 2008 by

Hunts Tomatoes Holding Recipe Contest

By Vanessa Richins

Eating at home is on the rise – no small feat in our ultra-busy world.

People are preparing their own food again for fun, to save money, and to savor the goodness of homestyle cooking.

In order to inspire would-be cooks to create tasty meals in their homes, Hunts Tomatoes is holding the “Best Meals, Best Moments” recipe contest.

“We’re looking forward to trying America’s favorite recipes and to learning how our tomatoes have played a role in people’s best memories.”” said Laura Flanagan, vice president and general manager of ConAgra Foods’ Grocery Group.

Contestants can upload recipes with a note explaining what is memorable about their meal and why it is the best recipe. Recipes must be received by December 8, 2008.

As the rules state:

Posted on 23 July 2008 by

NatureSweet’s Best Homegrown Tomato Challenge 2008

By Vanessa Richins

This is the biggest tomato growing contest of the year.

Indeed – 2 people will win $2,500, and runners up will get $250 for the tomato skill growing contest.

There is also a random drawing sweepstakes for $5000 (the sweepstakes “begins at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, June 30, 2008, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, September 30, 2008.”)

To enter, you can either fill out an entry slip (click on the Homegrown Challenge banner) at your local participating grocery produce section, or Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31 March 2008 by

Cherry Tomato Compote Wins You Say Tomato Recipe Contest

RibbonBy Michelle Fabio

Lakeisha Germany-Ross, a 17-year-old 11th grader at Connections High School in Panaewa, Hawaii, won first prize in Hamakua Springs Country Farm’s You Say Tomato Recipe Contest for Hawaii Community College students.

The winning dish?

Cherry tomato compote served over a mascarpone, cream cheese, and citrus zest budino (pudding in Italian).

Germany-Ross cooked cherry and beefsteak tomatoes slowly in a sugar Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31 January 2008 by

Tomato Photoshop Contest

Tomato ArtBy Michelle Fabio

Tomato and Photoshop lovers–listen up!

Through a contest called “Tomatoes” at, you can combine your two loves and win prizes to boot.

Every week, posts 8 new contests that involve either themes or a source image that participants are asked to, you guessed it, Photoshop, i.e., use Adobe’s Photoshop program to edit an image or graphic.

This week, “Tomatoes” was unveiled–a group of gorgeous vine-ripened tomatoes dripping dry in a shiny silver-colored strainer.

Entries will be accepted from Read the rest of this entry »


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