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Re: Ruskin Tomato Festival


I love tomato sandwiches...in fact, I can eat tomatoes right off the vine...

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11


> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/5/2007 5:12:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ruskin Tomato Festival
>
> Oh yummy!  I'd never have thought of a tomato sandwich, but you make it 
> sound sooooooooo good!
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 3:01 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Ruskin Tomato Festival
>
>
> >I love these kinds of hokey things. A tomato festival! But there were Ms 
> >Fatma and I--two old duffs wandering around in the 85+ degree sun eating 
> >tomatoes and basil marinated in balsamic vinegar, fried green tomatoes,
a 
> >local supermarket's in-store baked chocolate chip cookies [all at no
cost 
> >except, perhaps, to our arteries] and talking to 4H kids about the
plants 
> >[tomatoes, naturally, peppers, and sunflowers] they were selling. They
had 
> >a large sign that read "Peppers are perennials in Ruskin!" There was a 
> >bluegrass band that sounded more like zydeco than Bill Monroe, but it 
> >didn't seem to matter. But I guess what really impressed me was a local 
> >farm selling tomato sandwiches--two slices of white bread, two thick
slices 
> >of tomato, two dollars. The line of people waiting to buy one of these 
> >simple constructions was far longer than the lines for the corn dogs and 
> >funnel cakes and all that other ghastly carny food combined. We ended up 
> >buying three tomatoes--2-1/4 pounds--for salads next week.
> >
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Sunset Zone 25
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >
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