August 6th, 2022 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Saturday, August 6, 2022
George H.P. Smith Park, Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues
Celebrate at the Tomato Festival this Saturday
It’s ‘Mater Madness this Saturday at the Market! The Market is celebrating its favorite fruit to kick off National Farmers Market Week, August 7-13. This year’s Tomato Festival will bring the Guess the Number of Tomatoes in the Jar contest, the Biggest Tomato at Market Contest, and a demo by Heirloom at 10 am. Cherry and slicer tomatoes—both heirloom and hybrid--will be in abundance. Customers are encouraged to wear red for the event!
The Biggest Tomato at Market Contest is judged at 9:30 am. All who grow their own tomatoes are welcome to enter this contest. Contest Rules: Growers should bring their tomatoes to the Tomato Festival Tent between 8 and 9 am. Tomatoes may be heirloom or hybrid and must be edible. The largest tomato will be judged by weight as determined by the judges. The variety of each tomato must be identified on the entry form with contact information. All tomatoes must be washed and clean. Judging and ribbons will be awarded at 9:30 am. The winners and all entries will be displayed with grower’s name at the Tomato Festival Tent in the middle of the Market.
The Guess the Number of Tomatoes in the Jar Contest also takes place at the Tomato Festival Tent. Enter your guess between 8 and 11 am. Winner will be announced at 11:15 am. Thanks to Heirloom, the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant.
Market produce is now at the height of the summer growing season. In addition to every variety of tomato imaginable, customers will find gourmet melons, cantaloupes, watermelons, peaches (yellow and white), nectarines, sweet corn, eggplant, okra, potatoes, green beans, summer squashes, kale, Bok Choy, Chinese cabbage, radishes, Swiss chard, arugula, lettuces, pork sausages, chops, and ribs, tilapia fish, oysters, live crabs, hand-picked crab meat, crab cakes, crab salad, grass-fed chicken, steaks, ground beef, and burger patties, honey, mushrooms, eggs, kombucha, jams, fresh-baked breads, pies and pastries made with fruit from vendors at the Market, herb, veggie, and flower plants, cut-flower bouquets including sunflowers, locally roasted coffee and coffee drinks, and much more!
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