Took me a little while to find this thread, but here I am. My wife and I did get to the Rutgers Tomato Tasting on Wednesday. Although there was a light to medium rain the whole time we were there, it was very well run, with tents set up for the various tasting stations. There were at least a few hundred people there (suprising on a rainy weekday afternoon) but the crowds were very manageable.
The tasting stations were set up by tomato type (cherry, beefsteak, slicing, medium, plum, etc). We sampled about 60 different tomatoes, with several outstanding ones. They did give us a goodie bag upon entry with a checklist for tasting notes, but with the rain it was hard to take any notes. I did take some pictures of tomatoes I especially liked. The two I liked best were a juicy red one called Rose De Berne and Yellow Peach (yes, it tastes like a peachy tomato).
There were also a few booths with light tomato dishes, such as brushetta, salsa, and 6 different basil/tomato salads. These seemed to have the longest lines, but we did manage to sample each.
All in all, a great way to spend a late afternoon in the beautful farmland of West Jersey (NJ is not all like the opening scenes from the Sopranos..). Get on the E mailing list for next year: http://snyderfarm.rutgers.edu/tomatoes.html