It’s back! The much beloved Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival is on again. May 6, 2017, 10AM – 7PM Vendors, live entertainment, food and drink, old-style kid’s zone (hayrides, potato sack races, and more) and the return of the Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival Queens! More info to come. Mark your calendars!
Ruskin Tomato Festival: Roots in the 1930’s If you’ve noticed people are excited about the revival of the Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival, aka the Ruskin Tomato Festival, (May 6, 2017, EG Simmons Park), it’s for good reason. People who’ve lived in the South Shore area for a while are familiar with the event, although it was last held in… Read More
The Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival is making a revival! Ruskin: The Ruskin Community Development Foundation is organizing this great event that started in the 1930’s and has been on and off again over the years. Townie Life will bring you the amazing story of the Ruskin Tomato Festival (now called the Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival) from the 1930’s… Read More
U-Pick Awesomeness Back in its agricultural heyday, the South Shore area was known as America’s Salad Bowl. Everything grew here, and not just vegetables. While agriculture is not as extensive as it once was in our area, we’re lucky in South Shore to still have plenty of local options, including oodles of ‘U-Pick’ farms where you get to pick your… Read More