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Tomato Fest 2024 - Pittsboro Farmers Market

Celebrate the season, and the ultimate summer flavor, at the Pittsboro Farmers' Market 4th Annual Tomato Fest! Vendors will share recipes and samples, and of course there will be plenty of tomatoes for purchase. They will also have their annual Tomato Pie Contest! Anyone may enter, free of charge. Two prizes will be awarded: Top Tomato, as judged by our panel of judges, and People's Choice, as judged by you- our market patrons- that sample and vote on the pies! Winners will receive bragging rights, some market swag, and the Top Tomato will receive an extra special hand-carved medallion!
Dates: 
07/18/2024
3 pm - 6 pm
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Location:

220 Lorax Lane
Pittsboro, NC, 27312
United States

Phone:

(919) 444-9300

Blueberry Fest - Botanist and Barrel

Join us for our 9th annual BLUEBERRY FEST (formerly Pick-A-Ton). Blueberry Season will be in full swing so it's time for a big ‘ol celebration of blueberries! We will open u-pick on the farm at 10 am. Select your bucket size and enjoy picking from over 1000, 40-year-old bushes. We are a spray-free, dry-farmed orchard that grows fruit clean enough to be eaten straight from the bush! There will be fresh donuts, cookies, and desserts from local producers, face painting, food, and so much more!
Dates: 
07/20/2024
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm - Cedar Grove, NC
105 Persimmon Hill Lane
Cedar Grove, NC, 27231
United States

Phone:

(919) 644-7777

Fruity Pickin' Storytime - Millstone Creek Orchards

Our favorite hands-on program returns for its 11th season, and we can't wait to explore the magic of nature with our favorite little fruit & flower pickers. We host our Fruity Pickin' Storytime on select Mondays at 11 am from May through November, all themed around the fruit and flower harvest. We love watching our storytime kiddos discover the joy of learning where their fruit and flowers comes from, and during our interactive storytime, they'll enjoy a themed story, hayride, u-pick experience, and take home treat.
Dates: 
07/22/2024
07/29/2024
08/05/2024
11 am - 12:15 pm
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Location:

506 Parks Crossrds Church Rd
Ramseur, NC, 27316
United States

Phone:

(336) 824-5263

Tomato Daze 2024 - Cary Downtown Farmers Market

Join us to celebrate the oh-so-wonderful Tomato with our 2nd annual Tomato Daze event! We'll have our Chef's Corner booth setup with Chef Mitch samplings of all different tomato varieties so you can find your favorite before buying. We'll also have a children's activity setup where kids can make a special tomato themed art project to take home. And of course, we'll have our farmers selling a wide variety of fresh tomatoes! Want 'em already prepared? Our vendors will also have salsa, pasta sauce, tamales, and baked goods featuring the tomato as well! So whether you like your 'maters on a sandwich, in a salad, or cooked into a sauce, we've got you covered.
Dates: 
07/27/2024
8 am - 12 pm
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Location:

Downtown Cary Park - Cary, NC
327 S. Academy Street
Cary, NC, 27511
United States

Phone:

919-659-5146