Today Is National Tomato Day!


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The annual celebration of the Tomato is today… April 6th. 

Yep, it’s National Tomato Day!

Technically, it’s called Fresh Tomato Day.
 

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So, how are you going to celebrate?…

 

Fun Things About Tomatoes

Who doesn’t love a tomato?
(…Well, these people I guess.)

Got a friend who loves tomatoes and has a good sense of humor? Send ’em this Happy Tomato Day greeting cards!  Here’s another Tomato Day ecard.
 

Check out this song about homegrown tomatoes by Guy Clark (video). Here are the lyrics, if you’re interested.
 

In New Orleans, they toss beads as part of Mardi Gras festivities. But in Spain, they throw tomatoes as part of the Tomatina, their tomato-throwing festival! 

Oh, and in case you’re wondering if the upside down tomato planter really works or not… The answer is yes, but you don’t really need it.

 

Italian in origin … not so much. Although popular as an ingredient in Italian cuisine, tomatoes are originally native to the western side of South America. However, it was first cultivated in Mexico; and it was through Columbus that seeds were first introduced to Europe. Source

 

Fun Stuff From Others Who Celebrate National Tomato Day on April 6th:

 
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put one in a fruit salad. Source
 
This video reveals everything you want to know about how to grow tomatoes
 
 

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