Annie Castillo of Vacaville inspects a tomato at the farmer's market during the Tomato Festival in Fairfield, Saturday. This is Castillo's first time at the Tomato Festival. "I'm trying to convert the kids," Castillo said. "One out of three like them." (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
A festival fit for a glorious fruit
It’s all about the juicy red fruit in downtown Fairfield as the city celebrates the 23rd annual Tomato Festival. Tomatoes were once the top crop in the county. Today, that honor is held by walnuts. But that doesn’t stop people from paying homage to the item that graces everything from eggs to hamburgers. The fun continues Sunday with a bevy of events celebrating the fruit that has its own “Killer” film franchise.
Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time.
Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom.
Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.