The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s lovely bed and breakfast, the Trotter House, offers “Tomatoes at the Trotter” on Tuesday, July 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $25. The meal is being prepared by Chef Doug Spharler of Aramark Food Services and will feature a full tomato dinner, as well as an heirloom tomato tasting.
Heirloom tomatoes have been a favorite for foodies over the past few years and I’ve often wondered what makes a tomato an heirloom. To be considered an heirloom variety, the tomato must be an open-pollinated traditional variety that’s at least 50 years old.
To reserve tickets or if you’d like more information, give Jill Curtis of the UAM School of Agriculture a call at 870-460-1091.