Tomato Festival ripens this weekend

Participants of the Kamloops Farmers’ Market will be promoting some unusual shapes and weights this Saturday as the market hosts the annual Tomato Festival.

Venders will be offering samples of various types of tomatoes for the public to vote on for the Public’s Choice Award.

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Other award categories include most colourful, most unusual shape, largest by weight and greatest number of small fruit in a single cluster.

Winners will receive certificates and bragging rights.

There will also be information on seed saving, along with samplings from Spruce Goose Chop N Block.

The market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 200-block of St. Paul Street in front of the former Stuart Wood elementary.

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