Thursday = Tomato Day

Just a quick reminder that today, along with being Des Moines Public Schools’ first day of classes, and being National Banana Split Day, and also the incomparable song-stylist Elvis Costello’s birthday, today is Thursday.


Throughout the growing season, Thursday is Tomato Day at Allspice. Jenny Smith, the “Tomato Lady” from Butcher Crick Farms, will be in the store from 3 – 6pm every Thursday until the end of the season in October.

Try bites of heirloom tomatoes, fine herbs, balsamic vinegars and olive oils. This week’s sunny and warm weather has been ideal for a bumper crop of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers, and luckily for us, she’ll have extra produce for purchase. Your Thursday night supper dilemma is solved! Every Thursday here at AllSpice from 3-6 p.m.