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Easton Farmers’ Market tomato festival returns

Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) will ring in its annual Tomato Day Saturday, Aug. 17, with a round of Tomato Mini Golf.

Tomato Day, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., promises several free or low-cost activities and a “delicious lineup of eats” at a time when gardens are just bursting with tomatoes.

Children can try their hand at the EFM Tomato Mini Golf (free).

Families can also check out the tomato tent to try “Tomatoes Three Ways” (oven-roasted tomatoes, tomato hummus and garden-fresh tomato sauce) or sample more than a dozen heirloom tomatoes and get free seeds in the Easton Community Gardens and PA Master Gardeners’ Heirloom Tomato Tasting and Seed Exchange. Both events run 10 a.m. to noon and are available for a $1 donation.

All the leftovers and scraps from Tomato Day festivities will be sent to the Easton Compost Program.

The market’s youngest visitors can also plant their own tomatoes to grow at home at the Power of Produce (POP) Club tent.

EFM vendors will get into the spirit of Tomato Day, offering a variety of tomato treats to enjoy at the market and to take home. Friends of Tom will perform in the Music Tent from 10 a.m. to noon.

Story and a Snack at Easton Public Market (EPM) is getting a jump on Tomato Day with a tomato-themed story time and snack at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the FreySmiles Kids’ Zone at EPM (free).

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