It’s August, it’s hot, and while it’s the season of tomato-picking for many of us, it’s also the season of tomato festivals! Tomato-inspired events are popping up across the country, including one that caught our eye in Nashville, Tennessee. The city just hosted its fourth annual Tomato Art Festival featuring a range of artwork and activities that capture the true essence of tomatoes. Showcases included various tomato contests, tomato parades--even tomato fashion shows! Check out some of the beautiful, wild and crazy tomatoes here and here. Who'd have thought that a celebration of tomatoes could bring over 10,000 people together to bond over sharing delicious tomato recipes, tomato music, and of course, the tomato art!?!
Have any tomato art of your own? We'd love for you to send us pictures of your creations! We love all that is tomato and we want to see how creative you can be with them! BETTER YET- get in on our "Ugliest tomato contest." As the proud grower of UGLYRIPES, we think the most beautiful "works of art" are ridgy, creviced, wrinkly bulbous, crazy-looking tomatoes. Bonus points if you report in that your homegrown summer gem also tasted delicious. As a reminder- all contest entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A full description of the contest and the mouth-watering grand prize is detailed in our last post.