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Time to think red: Tomatoes at the Trotter

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
June 21, 2019 

Fast Facts:

  • Annual event to focus on Arkansas-grown tomatoes
  • Tickets are $30 per person
  • Call 870-460-1052 for reservations 

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MONTICELLO, Ark. — Nearly a dozen heirloom tomato varieties will be on the menu at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s ninth annual Tomatoes at the Trotter event, scheduled for Thursday, June 27. 

Cherry Tomatoes

The event is hosted by the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and will be held at the UAM Trotter House Bed and Breakfast in Monticello’s North Main Street Historic District.
Aramark Chef Thomas Bedward will prepare this year’s meal — a four-course dinner relying primarily on Arkansas-grown tomatoes, including heirloom varieties that are open pollinated and are at least 50 years old.

Tickets are $30.00 per person and include dinner as well as tomato recipes and growing tips. 

To reserve tickets for the event call CFANR at 870-460-1052.

  • What: Tomatoes at the Trotter
  • Who: Keynote speaker is Former State Representative and Chairman of the Arkansas Highway Commission, John Lipton. Lipton introduced the Pink Tomato as State Vegetable and State Fruit.
  • Where: Trotter House, 404 North Main Street, Monticello AR
  • Why: To raise scholarship money for students attending the University of Arkansas at Monticello in the College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources.
  • When: Thursday, June 27, 2019, Tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by meal at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $30 per person 

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About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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