Our Annual Tomato & Garlic Day is here again! This Saturday from 8-noon, come celebrate juicy, ripe, locally-grown tomatoes at the Person County Farmers Market! Vendors will be sampling different varieties of tomatoes and even some garlic. The market invites all who grow backyard tomatoes to bring them on down and enter one or two in the tomato contest from 10-noon (bring yours down before 10!). The winners of 1. Biggest Tomato, 2. Best Looking Tomato, 3. Most Unique Tomato, 4. Customer Favorite will receive special recognition and ‘Market Bucks’. If you or friends or family you know have some ‘maters coming off – tell them to bring them down.
Person County EMS will also be grilling up some tasty local meats from the market to sample! Ground beef and Steak from Rogers Cattle Company and all beef hot dogs from Sassafras Fork Farm. You can purchase these locally-raised grass-fed meats to take home and enjoy this summer. In addition, Carl Cantaluppi will be providing entertainment with his music!
Available at Market Saturday:
Produce: Basil, Cucumbers, Fingerling Potatoes, Garlic, Green Beans, Leeks, Okra, Sweet Italian Onions, Squash, Banana Peppers, Tomatoes, Zucchini
Meat: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Pork, all beef Hot Dogs, Pastrami, and Keilbasa
Baked Goods: Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Tarts, Apple Crostata, Granola, Blueberry Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Italian Loaf Bread, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Key Lime Cupcakes, Caramel Chocolate Chip Brownies, Herb Foccacia, and Ciabatta Rolls
Other: Jewelry, Macramé, Cut Flowers, Preserves