Mid-summer is here, and that means Tomato Festival

A line of tomato tasters at the 2012 festivalIt’s a highlight of every Aggie summer: The Great Tomato Festival.  This year it’s this Saturday, 8 a.m.to noon, at A&T’s University Farm on McConnell Road. It’s gotta be the best thing happening in Greensboro on Saturday morning. And probably the whole weekend.

It doesn’t matter whether you just like to eat them or if you grow them, slice them, cook them, give them to friends, etc., the festival will have something for you, tomato fan:

  • Extension specialists and members of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences research faculty with advice on growing and cooking tomatoes.
  • Activities for children.
  • Tours of University Farm research plots, including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other vegetables produced in high tunnel greenhouses, on plastic mulch and with drip irrigation. Tours will begin at 8, 10 and 11 a.m.

And don’t forget: Winners of the Great Tomato Festival recipe contests for best tomato salad, tomato main course, tomato dessert and tomato salsa will be announced.

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