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Festival shows love for heirloom tomatoes

Emory Report | Aug. 21, 2014

"Only two things money can't buy, and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes..." — Guy Clark, “Homegrown Tomatoes”

So the song says. But you can buy heirloom tomatoes and have fun learning about their different varieties at the Heirloom Tomato Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Held in conjunction with the Emory Farmers Market on the Cox Hall Bridge, the festival is noon to 2 p.m. while the farmers market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The festival celebrates the variety of tomatoes that have a heritage that sets them apart from commercially grown tomatoes, spanning a range of colors and sweetness that differs from the uniform red of their commercial cousins.

Beginning at noon, free samples of the tomatoes will be given out at the market. The festival will also feature tomato-based games, recipe cards and more.

Emory Farmers Market regular vendors will also be on hand selling seasonal produce, breads, honey, eggs, cheeses, ice cream, sweets and much more.

For more information, visit Emory Dining.