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Tomato tasters Kyle, 5, and KC, 7, Angelone of Smithtown sample some heirloom varieties. (Credit: Vera Chinese Photos)
Tomato tasters Kyle, 5, and KC, 7, Angelone of Smithtown sample some heirloom varieties. (Credit: Vera Chinese Photos)

What’s your favorite red August fruit? Do you prefer a large, sweet, dripping slice of watermelon on a hot day or a cool, flavorful heirloom tomato salad?

Both fruits were celebrated at separate festivals on the North Fork this weekend. Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead hosted tomato tastings, a salsa making bar, tomato workshops while several miles east melon lovers at Harbes Family Farm feted the watermelon.

See photos from the festivities below.

Make-your-own salsa bar.
Make-your-own salsa bar.

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Sharone Garza and her son Oscar, 2, check out tomatoes at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market.

Residents of Garden of Eve Farm enjoying some tomatoes.

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Kayla Hanson, 22 months, of Lindenhurst gobbles up some watermelon.
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Madeline Corsitto, 2, of Miller Place came dressed for the occasion.

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Brooks Lupfer, 3, of Middle Island chows down.
Brooks Lupfer, 3, of Middle Island chows down.
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