Tomato Fest 2014

An Ode to Tomatoes

Where would we be without tomatoes?

Pizza-less. Spaghetti-less. Bruschetta-less. Salad-less.

No ketchup. No soup. No salsa.

It would be a sad, sad world to live in. So, Marion County has decided to celebrate the quintessential tomato in all it’s original goodness with the…

6th Annual Tomato Tasting FestivalTomato1

This glorious event takes place

  • Sun., Aug. 17
  • Noon- 4 p.m.
  • High Gate Carriage House
  • Free Admission

So what’s all the hoopla about?

  • Free samples! 50 varieties of tomato samples that you can’t find in any grocery store.
  • Largest and Best-Tasting Tomato Contests! Open to all and cash rewards.
  • Lunch & fresh Lemonade! Only $6 and scrumptious.
  • Farmer’s Market! Create your own lunch right then and there.
  • Educational clinics! Think butterflies and food.
  • Food Demonstrations! We don’t need a demonstration to know how to eat.
  • Vendors galore! Tye Dye Surprise, All Things Herbal, Ah Ha Butterfly Ranch, West Fork Pottery (Joe n Throw), The Bakery.

Fun Fact!

Tomatoes: not just delicious and enjoyable, but hydrating. Did you know a tomato is about 95% water?

Don’t forget the tomato contests are open to everyone! So whose tomato has the most water? That’s probably not a category, but there are plenty of other ways to win.

For more information, Please call Christa Blais at (304) 816-1379.

  • Be there: 830 Walnut Avenue, beside Ross Funeral Home
  • Compete there: entering the competition is free. Just be sure to bring your tomatoes between 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. Saturday or by 10 a.m. Sunday

    Blog author: Leah Nestor

    Blog author: Leah Nestor

  • Presented by: The Marion County Master Gardeners and the WVU Extension Service

Is the proof really in the pudding? Nope, it’s probably in the tomato.

What’s your favorite tomato recipe?


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