The Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates all things tomato with Tomato Day on Saturday, July 9! Shoppers can enjoy freshly-sliced tomato samples, live music, recipes, a raffle with prizes from Carrboro businesses, and more.
From old favorites like Sun Gold, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, and Big Beef, to lesser-known varieties like Black Krim, Chef’s Choice, Mountain Magic, Super Sweet 100, and Tomimaru Mucho - Carrboro Farmers' Market farmers grow over 70 different types of tomatoes! Come pick up a brochure with all the tomato varieties at the Market as well as which farms grow them.
Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tomato Day, shoppers can try different varieties of freshly-sliced tomatoes in the Market gazebo with a tomato “flight”. There will be additional samples of dishes as you walk around the market, as well as tomato recipes to inspire your summer cooking. Have questions about tomatoes? Ask a tomato farmer: Alex and Betsy Hitt of Peregrine Farm will be there to answer all your tomato questions. Shoppers can also enjoy live music by C. Albert Blomquist.
Visit the Information Tent for limited-edition Tomato Day t-shirts and to enter a giant raffle with over 20 prizes and gift certificates from local Carrboro businesses and restaurants.
Tomato Day is supported by the CFM’s Big Beef Sponsor Laser Image Printing & Marketing and by the Town of Carrboro’s Tourism Development Authority.