Tomatolicious Event in Raleigh Offers Kids Activities


More than 26,000 year-round public school students in Wake County head back to school on Monday, July 9. It’s the start of the 2012-2013 school year for students in tracks 1, 2 and 3, so pay extra attention when you’re on the road. If you’re a mom or dad, sending your kindergartener off to the very first day ever at school, don’t forget to take a photo and put on a happy face yourself. Isn’t it funny how kids can sense our anxieties or happiness? A smiling mom or dad will give them the confidence they need to move into new spaces and make friends.

If your kids are on a traditional calendar school schedule or you’re a tomato lover, you might be interested in a unique summer outing. The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is hosting Tomatolicious, a chance to enjoy locally grown tomatoes, on Wednesday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street. The line-up of fun at this tomato-centric event ranges from heirloom tomato tasting, corn roast and raffles to giveaways and kids activities, including a veggie puppet show. You’ll also find a performance by local bluegrass favorite Old Habits.

You can sample more than 30 locally grown tomatoes between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Is there anything better than sinking your teeth into a perfectly summer ripe tomato?

Visit our Summer Fun Guide to find more activities and events, a guide to farmers markets in the Triangle, family movie deals and low-cost or free outdoor concerts.

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