Memorial Holiday Weekend marks the unofficial season opening of fruit and veggie stands in the wiregrass

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SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — The Memorial Day holiday weekend marks not only the start of summer tourism but also the unofficial opening of “mom and pop” veggie stands across the tri-states.

Slocomb’s famous tomato harvest is still a week-to-10 days away from ripening. However, at Hendrix Produce on Highway 52 in Malvern they are already seeing record numbers of customers seeking homegrown vegetables.

Rhonda Hendrix says COVID-19 appears to have made people more aware of where their food is coming from.

“I believe that people are going back to their roots, and having food to be prepared,” Hendrix said.

But due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s Slocomb tomato festival which is held the third weekend in June has been canceled.

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