July is the height of tomato season in California but if you live in Sacramento you’ve probably already been inundated with colorful heirlooms, big red slicers and tiny little cherries. With an unofficial name like “The Big Tomato,” what else would you expect? How about an entire week devoted to that sweet summer fruit (or is it a vegetable)?
The Midtown Business Association is presenting the Second Annual Sacratomato Week in Midtown’s Sutter District from July 20 to 26. Seven restaurants and three bars are participating and the highpoint of the week is Saturday’s Sacratomato Festival at Sutter’s Fort.
Joining Insight to talk about the festival is the executive director of the Midtown Business Association, Emily Baime Michaels. President of the California Tomato Growers Association Mike Montna also joins us to explain how Sacramento got so mixed up with tomatoes.