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Feast on Holiday Fun at the 2013 Gardenland Express Show

Feast on Holiday Fun at the 2013 Gardenland Express Show

The Garden's annual holiday flower and train show celebrates "Gathering for the Feast."
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What St. Louis Eats: Sam's Herb Garden

One young Garden visitor has turned his interest in herbs into a tasty hobby.
Take the Family Food Challenge!

Take the Family Food Challenge!

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Put Your Tomatoes to the Test at the Garden

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Put Your Tomatoes to the Test at the Garden

Do you consider growing tomatoes a passion? Do you love cooking dishes that focus on tomatoes? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider entering NatureSweet Homegrown Tomato Challenge! The 50th Homegrown Challenge will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Garden's Cohen Amphitheater.

Contestants in the homegrown tomato skill contest can bring either three large or 10 small tomatoes in a labeled zip-close bag to the Cohen Amphitheater from 9 – 11 a.m. To enter the Chef’s Challenge, explain why you love cooking with tomatoes at by 11:59 p.m. on August 14.

Two grand prize winners will be awarded $2,500 each for the best tomato in both the large and small categories, and six runners-up with receive $250 each in retail gift card. $2,500 will also be given to the grand prize winner of the Chef’s Challenge, and two runners-up will receive $250 prizes.

More information about the contest and how to enter are available at any participating Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop N Save stores in the St. Louis area, as well as at the Garden.

Read the Homegrown Tomato Challenge news release

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