Tomato Fest 2014July 22, 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…
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.
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
- 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?