What would summer in a small country town be without a trip to the local farmer's market. Kingsport has an AMAZING farmer's market open during summer and fall. All of the produce is locally grown and all of the crafts are handmade. There's always something great to be found there. I had visited the farmer's market a few times in the past, but this was Craig's first visit. I think he was truly impressed.
Next we walked over to neighboring Glen Bruce Park for the 3rd annual Homegrown Tomato Fest! Although Craig was skeptical, I think in the end he was again impressed. This festival featured tomato tastings (40 diferent varieties), salsa tastings, culinary demonstrations, tomato-inspired art displays, and more. Local growers were invited to enter their best tomatoes in several different competitions--best tasting, biggest, prettiest, ugliest, most bizarre, and best dressed (you read it right... best dressed tomato)! Needless to say it was a fun way to spend a summer morning. You've gotta love small town America!