The 31st Annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest will be held in the Kitchen at the new Boston Public Market on August 20.

Tomatoes will be judged by a panel of experts on flavor, firmness/slicing quality, exterior color and shape. Always a lively and fun event, the day is designed to increase awareness of locally grown produce.

Farmers who want to submit entries can bring tomatoes to the market between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on August 20 or drop their entries off with the corresponding registration form to one of several locations around the state on August 19.

These tomatoes will be brought in to Boston on August 20. For the complete details, including contest criteria and a registration form, click here.