Summer vegetables are front and center at Hendersonville's Tomato Festival


On Saturday, people were celebrating a summer favorite in Hendersonville: The tomato.

Local farmers gathered to put delicious varieties on display as part of the annual Tomato Festival.

They say it's a big part of their agricultural economy: There are about 800 acres of tomatoes grown in the county each year.

"I like this market is because you buy from the actual grower," said Gary Steiner, a farmer.

The Tomato Festival happened from 8 a.m. until noon. There was a record crowd, and farmers handed out at least 700 free tomato sandwiches to celebrate a crop so important to the Henderson County economy.

If you missed it, you can still get your hands on locally grown tomatoes every Saturday at the Hendersonville Farmer's Market.

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