Nothing says summer more than a fresh tomato picked from the vine, and in celebration free tomato sandwiches will be served during the annual Tomato Sandwich Day Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market. In addition to an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables for sale, Chef Jake Reed of Albany Bistro will be demonstrating and sharing cooking tips using fresh heirloom tomatoes.
Sandwiches complete with white bread and mayonnaise will be given away from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until supplies run out.
Albany Bistro Chef Jake Reed will host demonstrations featuring heirloom tomatoes. The first demonstration is set for 10 a.m. with the second one following at 11 a.m. Free samples will be provided following each demonstration.
In addition to the sandwiches, free Pepsi-Cola products will be served and home-baked goods, flowering plants, and other locally grown fruit and vegetables, such as watermelon, peaches, cucumbers, peas, okra, and squash will be available to purchase.
From 9 a.m. to noon, a Master Gardener will be on hand to answer gardening questions. The expert can help in identifying plants, providing information on soil testing, offering plant recommendations and assisting with pest management issues.
The Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, located at 211 First Avenue SE in Decatur, also celebrates Watermelon Day on August 16th.
For more information on Tomato Sandwich Day, call Manager Burl Slaton at 256.476.5595. For more information on the Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, visit them online on Facebook or at www.decaturfarmersmarket.org.