Honored at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (09/12/2018) (readMedia)-- Tomatoes received awards in the Salsa Basket, Heirloom Tomato and Best Tasting Tomato competitions, judged Tuesday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.

Heirloom Tomato

1) Robert Morris, Des Moines

2) Kristy Hoodjer, Runnells

3) John Anderson, Ames

4) Mary Davis, Hazleton

Salsa Basket

1) Don Francois, Des Moines

2) Lynne Pfantz, State Center

3) Michael Meyer, Norwalk

4) Kathryn Fattig, Chelsea

Jumbo Tomato

1) David Miller, Riverside

2) Ryker Heishman, Norway

3) Cooper Crawford, Atkins

4) Jarrod Bush, Clive

5) Beck's Wapsie Fresh Produce, Fairbank

6) Charles L. Hoehnle, Homestead


Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.