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New Harvest Park to celebrate 2019 Corn & Tomato Day

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The New Harvest Farmers’ Market will celebrate 2019 Corn and Tomato Day from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at New Harvest Park with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs ringing the opening bell.

This free, family-friendly event will feature a kids’ zone with crafts and games; youth corn eating competition (4 p.m. in the Picnic Pavilion); Cornbread Cook-off; Tomato Tasting; corn and tomato education, giveaways and more!

In addition to the free programming, the New Harvest Farmers’ Market also will have a wide variety of vendors with corn and tomato products for purchase including roasted corn from Huff Farms! Other locally grown, raised and produced products such as fruits, meats, eggs, vegetables, pastries, soaps and more will also be available.

“We can think of no better way to celebrate summer than by honoring two stars of the garden: corn & tomatoes.” says Ellie Moore, Markets Manager with Nourish Knoxville. “It’ll be such a fun day for the whole community at an amazing venue! Between the free programming, the robust selection of vendors to shop with at the farmers’ market, and the family-friendly infrastructure of New Harvest Park including the walking trails, playground, and splash pad, there is truly something for everyone!”

Don’t forget: Nourish Knoxville, managers of the New Harvest Farmers’ Market will be providing their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) doubling program, Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), every Thursday during the farmers’ market season, including during festivals! The DUFB provides SNAP customers with up to $20 per market day in matching tokens to spend on fresh produce at participating farmers’ markets. Funding for the DUFB program is provided by Truck2Table, Humana and Three Rivers Market.

New Harvest Park is located at 4775 New Harvest Lane just off Washington Pike.

For more information about the festival or the farmers’ market, please contact Nourish Knoxville at markets@nourishknoxville.org or (865) 805-8687, Ext. 1 or https://www.facebook.com/events/473634213440689/

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