Bayer's Garden Shop
Big Tomato Contest
Hall of Fame
The Bayer's Garden Shop Annual Big Tomato Contest
is perhaps the most prestigious Big Tomato Contest
throughout the World. For 4 weeks it attracts the
area's premiere Big Tomato Superstars to both Bayer's
Garden Shop locations. At the end of the 4 week
period the contestants that have entered the heaviest
tomato for each location are crowned that year's
Bayer's Garden Shop Big Tomato Champions.
Here are those champions.  
2012
St. Louis
Imperial
2013
St. Louis
Imperial
2014
St. Louis
Imperial
2015
St. Louis
Imperial
2016
St. Louis
Imperial
Lisa Roggeman
Bob Daly
Mark Richardson
Craig Haas
Kayden "The Tomato
Slayer" Hardesty
Josh Heineman
Emily Stallone Coleman
Don Schnoring
2017
St. Louis
Imperial
Week #1
1st Place - William Ruzicka
2.62 lb. Heirloom

2nd Place - Phillip Kozul
1.54 lb. Mt. Fresh

3rd Place - Ivan Juresic
1.22 lb. Big Boy
1st Place - Beth Smith
2.08 lb. Beefsteak

2nd Place - David Schmidt
2.01 lb. Beefsteak

3rd Place - Rich Eiler
1.84 lb. Brandy Wine
1st Place - Nikolina Radil
1.80 lb. Mt. Fresh

2nd Place - Andy Kocot
1.48 lb. Big Zak

3rd Place - Jerry Fendler
1.44 lb. Beefmaster
1st Place - Kirk Bequette -
1.86 lb. Big Zak

2nd Place - Jerome Norvell
1.69 lb. Beefsteak

3rd Place - Thelma Chilton
1.54 lb. Mt. Fresh
Week #2
Week #3
NO ENTRIES
1st Place - Rhonda Radil
1.57 lb. Mt. Fresh

2nd Place - Jerome Norvell
1.54 lb. Beefsteak
Week #4
1st Place - Marie Gross
2.24 lb. Big Zak

2nd Place - Lee Burlison
1.02 lb. Big Boy

3rd Place - Jesse Moll
.74 lb. Pink Lady
1st Place - Don Schnoring
2.34 lb. Porterhouse

2nd Place - Jerome Norvell
1.31 lb. German Johnson

3rd Place - Bob Daly
1.12 lb. Beefmaster