Monday, June 30, 2008

Tons of Tomatoes Available at the 2008 City Market Tomato Festival

The City Market will host the second annual Tomato Festival on Saturday, July 5, featuring a Salsa Contest at the 105.1 Jack FM radio tent. Find family friendly activities such as putt-putt tomato, a knock the cans game and a tomato toss. Recipe sampling courtesy of the University of Missouri Extension Office, salsa dancing demonstrations by, music performance by the String Beans, storytelling and Wonderscope art activity tent are also planned.

The National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame will be on site highlighting the history of agriculture and the future of farming and Harvesters will be accepting perishable and non-perishable food items at the City Market Information booth from 8 am – 3 pm. Fresh, locally grown tomatoes, including many hard-to-find heirloom varieties will be available for purchase at vendor stalls throughout the City Market. Farmers’ Market hours on Saturday are 6 am – 4 pm and festival hours are 8 am – 2 pm.

Tomato Festival Schedule of Activities
8 am – 12 pm University of Missouri Extension Office recipe and sampling
8 am – 2 pm Salsa Dancing Demonstrations
9 am – 11 am String Beans Musical Performance
9 am – 1 pm Wonderscope kids activities
9 am – 2 pm Mother Nature storytelling
10 am – 12 pm Jack FM contest & activities
10 am – 12 pm Knock the cans game
10 am – 12 pm Tomato toss game
10 am – 12 pm Tomato putt-putt
10 am – 10:30 am Salsa contest check in
10:30 am – 11:30 am Salsa contest
11:45 am Salsa contest winner announced

For more information, contact the City Market Office at 816-842-1271 or visit the City Market at

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