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Tomato festival educates on local produce

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Mixson Market in Park Circle teamed up with GrowFoods Carolina on Saturday to celebrate the tomato. The event called Tomayto, Tomahto was held at the market from 11 am to 3 pm. It gave people the chance to be educated on the types of tomatoes grown and for sale in the Lowcountry and at the same time try the different varies and even take some home.

GrowFoods Carolina brought in several different types of the fruit from farmers in the area. The features everything from grape tomatoes to Cherokee purple. Mixson Market reps showed people ways to use the tomatoes as a main part of the meal. It was the first year for the event, but organizers say, they plan on doing it again next year.

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