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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Thousand of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Chef Kevin Belton of The New Orleans School of Cooking shows how to make a tomato pie at a demonstration booth as thousand of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. There were also 15 food booths featuring dishes made with creole tomatoes along with two music stages and a children's play area.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Liz Williams fans herself from the heat as she watches some of the Thousands of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. 15 food booths, cooking demo area, kids play spot and two music stages filled out the day. The festival continues through Sunday in the French Market.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Marla Dixon of the Shotgun Jazz Band entertains some of the thousands of people filing the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. Aside from the two music stages there were also 15 food booths featuring creole tomato based dishes as well as a cooking demo area and some free sampling of tomatoes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Ryan Hughes of Purloo shows off his creation of savory andouille calls with creole tomato jam at the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Anna Bauman-Smith dances with John Lambs to the music of the Shotgun Jazz Band at the Dutch Alley stage as thousands of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. Two music stages along with 15 food booths and cooking demo stage filled out the event which continues through Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Kerry Brown, left, as Miss Bloody Mary and Sarah Lavine as Miss Creole Tomato walk the grounds as Thousand of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. The festival offered 15 food booths featuring creole tomato dishes along with two music stages and vendors selling creole tomatoes.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Thousand of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. Rows of the tomatoes line the shelf at the Mother Nature's Cupboard booth.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--A Creole tomato burratta cheese and pesto sandwich from Three Muses was one offering from 15 food boots as Thousand of people fill the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. There were also two music stages, a kids area and free tomato sampling stations.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--French Market Corporation Executive Director Jon Smith samples some fried green tomatoes as he looks over the crowds filingl the French Market to celebrate the 28th Creole Tomato Festival in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 7, 2014. There were 15 food booths, two music stages, a cooking demonstration table and a children's play area at the festival as well.

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