The tomato that made Hanover famous is ripe and on its way to market. It is a true July favorite.
At Dodds Acres Farm yesterday (7/5), the packing shed was busy as 46 workers brought in this year’s crop, while 85-year old Robert Dodd, Jr. worked right with them on the pride of Hanover County.
This year, he has a quarter of a million tomato plants in the ground.
Two hundred bushels are headed to the annual Hanover Tomato Festival this weekend, the rest to regional stores, including Martin’s and Wegmans.