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Best tomato and watermelon contests at Market at the Mill

CHINA GROVE — The “Best Tomato Contest” will be held during the annual Farmers Day Festival in China Grove on July 19. The contest prizes are $50 for the first place winner, $30 for the second place winner and $20 for the third place winner. There are two divisions — adult and youth (ages 17 and under). The tomato contest is sponsored by L.L. Goodnight and Sons of China Grove.
The tomatoes will be judged on appearance and taste. Participants must submit five tomatoes of the same variety for judging and they must have been grown in Rowan County. Entries should be taken to the China Grove Roller Mill (308 N. Main St.) and registered before 1 p.m. on Farmers Day.
Entries for the “Biggest Watermelon Contest” will also be accepted at the Farmers Market from Farmers Day through Sept. 30. The melons must have been grown in Rowan County. More than one entry per person is allowed. The contest prize is $100 for the adult winner and $100 for the youth winner (17 years of age and under). The watermelon contest is sponsored by Goodman Farm Supply Company in China Grove.
The Farmers Market is open each Friday from 4-7 p.m. The vendors will have locally grown products for sale including fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, bread, pastries and plants and will open on Farmers Day.
Any individual from Rowan County wishing to sell locally grown products on Farmers Day will be given a free space.
For more information regarding the Farmers Market, please contact Goodman at 704-857-5938.

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