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18th Homegrown Tomato Fest

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Kingsport Farmers Market Celebrates 18th Homegrown Tomato Fest

The 18th Homegrown Tomato Fest will take place on Saturday, August 6, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market, located at the intersection of Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Kingsport. This celebration of the juicy red fruit will feature tomato contests, free tomato tastings (including many heirloom varieties) and free tomato refreshments, along with cooking demonstrations, tomato recipes and tomato growing advice.

Gather your finest and/or funkiest tomatoes and enter them in the contests for Best Tasting, Biggest, Prettiest, Ugliest, Most Bizarre and/or Best Dressed Tomato. Admission is free, there are no entry fees and everyone is welcome to enter. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS) website at www.saps.us or picked up at the event. Entries will be accepted from 9 – 10 a.m. for all contests at the Kingsport Farmers Market SAPS table, and winners will be announced after 10 a.m.

Homegrown Tomato Fest is sponsored by SAPS and Kingsport Farmers Market. For more information, contact sapscontact2020@gmail.com.

The Kingsport Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please visit kingsportfarmersmarket.org.

About the Kingsport Farmers Market

The Kingsport Farmers Market, part of the City of Kingsport, manages the weekly markets at the Kingsport Farmers Market facility. The Kingsport Farmers Market’s mission is to provide a vibrant, diverse market place for local and regional farmers and artisans to sell their products to the Kingsport community.

About the City of Kingsport

Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 55,400) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,650-acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.”

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Venue

Kingsport Farmers Market
308 Clinchfield St.
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Phone:
(423) 357-3897
Website:
https://kingsportfarmersmarket.org/

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