Dear Friends,

Despite Virginia’s easing of COVID-19 distancing restrictions as we enter Phase 3, the Eastmont Tomato Festival Committee and sponsors have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Festival scheduled for August 15. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our community and the many volunteers who make this event happen. Although the traditional activities have been cancelled, the Committee is proud to offer some of its famous tomatoes for sale as well as vintage T-shirts, aprons and hats from past Festivals.

Local growers have been tending their tomato plants since they were distributed on May 15th. With all the rain we’ve had, they're expecting a bountiful harvest! If you’re interested in purchasing tomatoes, you can pre-order them. To simplify the process and facilitate the ability to adhere to Virginia’s physical distancing guidelines, the tomatoes will be available on August 15 at the Meadowbrook Center during preferred pick-up times.

Additional tomatoes may be available on the 15th but pre-orders are recommended to be sure you receive the tomatoes you want. If you are interested in purchasing T-shirts, aprons and hats, along with tomatoes, please see the order form on www.eastmonttomatofestival.org.

This year’s Eastmont Tomato Festival would have been the 13th annual event. We hope the COVID-19 pandemic will be far behind us and the Festival will be able to resume on August 21, 2121. Be safe!

Ellen Ryan
President, Eastmont Community Foundation (formerly known as Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation)

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