AUBURN, N.Y. -- If it's tomatoes you love, then Emerson Park in Auburn was the place to be this weekend. The park hosted the 28th annual Tomato Fest, complete with a spaghetti and meatball dinner.
This year, the fest was the final stop on the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail.
Since the festival began in 1986, it has raised over $285,000 and collected more than 11,000 canned goods to help feed the hungry.
"The money is all spent locally, by local food pantries in the county, by eight different food pantries in the county," said Donna Wolfgang, Western Cayuga County Food Pantry.
The event earned its name because the festival is held at the end of the tomato season and the thought of canning the harvest reflected the support of local food agencies.