Food Co-op hosts tomato event

MARQUETTE- To celebrate the tasty local tomatoes we look forward to every year, the Marquette Food Co-op is hosting tomato themed events Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.

The community can stop in for fresh, local samples of tomatoes, and participate in a salsa contest, judged by the co-op kitchen staff. Winners will receive a cutting board and gift certificate to the MFC.

The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will also be celebrating, helping children squish tomatoes and save the seeds for next year’s garden.

In case of rain, events will move into the children’s museum. For more information, visit or call 225-0671, ext. 23.