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Location: Arkansas, United States

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pink Tomato Festival

Saturday morning we got in the truck and
headed for Warren, AR. Home of the
"Pink Tomato Festival"
( a little history)
In the 1920s, southeast Arkansas market farmers became partial
to strains that ripened to a pink color, which could be picked
and shipped at first ripening or ‘breaker’ point.


What they are celebrating, here in Bradley County, Arkansas,
is a variety of tomato that ships well if picked when the
tomato tops just barely turn pink!
It was a nice very scenic ride , and the festival was in full
swing when we got there .. Food of every kind ,

including "Gator on a stick"- which would have been good

had the fryer oil been hot enough,instead what we got

was Greasy Gator on a stick. YUK!!!

Warren is a nice little town with brick paved streets
surrounding the courthouse . Easy for me to get around ,
even using a walker .
We waited until we were ready to leave and then we picked
up a case of the local tomatoes ,
just to see what what the attraction was.

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We got home , didn't even chill the tomatoes and
Y U M !!!! OMG -- these are great tasting .
Not hot house tomatoes, these were a treat for our
tastebuds after force ripened tomatoes that the stores sell.

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We will be going back to the fair next year -
Just for the tomatoes !!

1903 courthouse with its clock-tower bell

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This is a house that we passed an I thought it was interesting .

I love the old houses .. So much character.

Nothing like the clone houses that are being built now .


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