Come enjoy and celebrate fresh tomatoes, tomato dishes and participate in other activities at Lexington's 9th Annual Tomato Festival this afternoon.
Free samples beginning at 2 p.m. and will be available only while they last. Market Sponsors, town selectmen, officials, farmers and vendors will be sampling homegrown tomato products, a release on the celebration states.
During the celebration there will be tastings of Spicy Virgin Mary’s heirloom tomato, tomato tarts, kids’ activities, raffles, and more. Other Market activities include:
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. —Elephant Trunk Bookstore Storytime.
3:15 to 3:45 p.m. —Local children’s author Jane Sutton will be readingThe Trouble With Cauliflower (picture book and app), Don’t Call Me Sidney and her brand new book, Esther’s Hanukkah Disaster 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. —Local children’s author Jennifer Goldfinger will be reading from her collection, which includes My Dog Lyle, The King’s Chorus, A Fish named Spot, I Need Glasses, The Mystery of the Ancient Coins 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. —Folk Guitarist Shawn Kineen
"The market wishes to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the market," the release states.
Sponsors include Joyce Murphy of William Ravies, aloft and element hotels, CareWell Urgent Care, Boston Private Bank & Trust, RevoluSun, Encharter Insurance, Seasons Four, Lexington Pediatrics, P.C., and Eastern Bank.