The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center hosted the 15th annual Tomato Day Festival on Thursday in New Franklin. The festival had more than 50 different types for visitors to sample and held a salsa-making and canning demonstration. When a person tests a tomato, they rated it on a scale of one to five for sweetness, texture and flavor. The festival allowed attendees to walk through the tomato garden and also taste test melons from Bradford Research Farm. 

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