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Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:11 PM

Updated: Friday, July 14, 2017 12:11 PM

Second Annual Corn and Tomato Festival Set For July 27 At New Harvest Farmers Market

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 14, 2017) – The New Harvest Park Farmers Market will host its second annual Corn and Tomato Festival on Thursday, July 27, with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett ringing the bell to kick off the family-friendly event.

The market, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public, will be held at the park, located at 4775 New Harvest Lane.

“These big events are always a great time,” Mayor Burchett said. “We had a lot of success with this festival last year and we hope to ride that momentum, so come on out, have fun and enjoy some delicious local food.”

The festival will highlight corn and tomatoes and offer a number of activities and dozens of vendors. Attendees also can buy roasted corn, local meats, pastured eggs and fruits and vegetables.

In addition, the event will include a variety of contests, including one for corn eating; another for beautiful and ugly homegrown tomato; best corn and tomato dish; and corn shucking.

The event also will include a cooking demonstration and a “tomato squish” for children, in which the youngsters and stomp on tomatoes (and later wash their feet in a water buck).

More activities to be announced on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/newharvestfm

The farmers market participates in the Fre$h Savings program which works in conjunction with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Under it, participants who spend up to $20 per transaction at the market will get a matching amount in tokens to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.

For more information on the program visit: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/hunger/info-2015/fresh-savings-shop-smarter-eat-healthier.html.

 

 

 

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