The Tradition Continues: City Of Valley Host Annual Free Tomato Sandwich Day
Story by Gator Kincaid
LANGDALE- On Friday, the tomatoes, were in abundance as the City of Valley hosted a free tomato sandwich day from the historic Langdale Mill Farmers Market for the fifteenth consecutive year.
County Commissioner Debra Riley, and Sam Bradford, along with Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds, Valley Recreational Director Laurie Blount, and original supporter Ray Edwards made the delicious sandwiches that came equipped with home crown tomatoes from local farmers, bread, mayonnaise, and salt & pepper.
"We started this when we built the farmers market here, and Evan Mason used to do this at his curb market, so this is in honor of him because this is what he did every year. Originally, we did the event at his place for the first four-five years, and after he passed away he moved it here", said Edwards.
Next year the Free Tomato Sandwich Day will be officially named after Evan Mason, the man who started it all.
Sounds pretty cool to me.