For everyone who isn't growing tomatoes, come to the Tomato Taste-Off and sample a variety of tomatoes from market farmers.

Is your home-grown tomato ... the ugliest? ... the biggest? ... the tastiest? Bring your entry to the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market to be judged by a panel of tomato experts for a chance to win Market Bucks. The event takes place Tuesday in Ashland and Thursday in Medford. Register at the information booth by 11 a.m. — tasting begins at 11:30.

For everyone who isn't growing tomatoes, come to the Tomato Taste-Off and sample a variety of tomatoes from market farmers. Then vote for your favorite heirloom, cherry, paste and hybrid and learn about tomato varieties and cooking ideas.

Need more info? Call Mary Ellen at 261-5045.

The Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters hosts three open-air markets each week featuring fresh, local and organic produce from family farms, bedding plants, home-baked goods and unique crafts: Tuesday at the Ashland Armory (corner of East Main and Wightman streets) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Thursday at the Medford Armory (on South Pacific Highway just south of Stewart Avenue) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through mid-November; and Saturday at the corner of Lithia Way and First Street through Oct. 31.