The Brookside Farmer’s Market will salute summer’s illustrious fruit of the season at the Tomato Festival 2019 on Saturday, July 27. Attendees can also pick up a FREE bag of compost from Missouri Organic and Recycling.
The day will be full of games, prizes, giveaways and, of course, all things tomatoes.
Tomato Festival Contests
Photo contest: Get your market and tomato photos posted on Instagram. Over $100 in Brookside Farmers Market goods will be given away as a market basket prize. Details of the contest can be found here.
Tomato haiku contest: If taking pictures is not your thing, enter the haiku contest. Add your tomato haiku to the tomato Haiku wall at the market on Saturday for a chance to win an Ibis Market Basket. Speaking of Ibis Bakery, they will have a Special Tomato Croissant just for Tomato Festival so be sure to stop by their booth.
Tomato beauty contest: Be prepared to vote on the prettiest, ugliest and weirdest tomato.
Tomato recipe contest: Send in your favorite original recipe featuring tomatoes (bonus points if you include a picture of the finished creation) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word contest followed by the recipe name. Winners will be featured on social media and, of course, there is a prize.
The Tomato Festival 2019 runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in conjunction with the Brookside Farmers Market located at 63rd Street and Wornall Road in Kansas City, MO.
If you can’t make the Tomato Festival but have a craving for fresh produce, local crafts or home-baked goods, check out our list of Kansas City Farmers Markets happening throughout the city on various days of the week.