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This Saturday there’s an unusual party being held for folks who especially love tomatoes. It’s the 12th Annual Tomato Sandwich Party, hosted by Wasatch Community Gardens.
According to Susan Finlayson from Wasatch Community Gardens, their mission is to provide a peaceful urban space, open to the public, where neighbors can rent gardening plots. She says that they also run an extensive youth education program out of the garden where kids grow food and flowers and learn responsibility, cooperation, and ecological awareness.
So on Saturday Wasatch Community Gardens will celebrate the end of the tomato growing season at their Grateful Tomato Garden, which is located on the corner of 800 South and 600 East. The annual Tomato Sandwich Party is free and open to the public and features an heirloom tomato tasting, homemade pesto made from Wasatch Community Garden basil, locally baked organic breads from Crumb Brothers, and drinks flavored with fresh garden herbs. There’ll also be live music and special activities for kids.
To learn more about Wasatch Community Gardens you can go online to www.wasatchgardens.org. And I hope to see you on Saturday at the Tomato Sandwich Party – that’ll be me with the tomato juice dripping down my chin.