Photo of the Week: The Tomato Capital of Canada.

The tomato capital of Canada is Leamington in southwestern Ontario. This is highlighted by the fact that it’s tourist information centre is “The Big Tomato”. It’s the largest tomato you’ll find anywhere.

There is Heinz tomato factory nearby which ships product not just throughout Canada, but all over the United States as well.

Leamington, Ontario - Tomato capital of Canada

10 responses to “Photo of the Week: The Tomato Capital of Canada.

  1. LOL – I had no idea there was a tomato capital in Canada. Or anywhere!

  2. That is so darn cute! I honestly didn’t know there was a tomato capital but now I do ha ha

    Hum, do they know what Gazpacho soup is? YUM 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

    • I thought so too, was excited to check it out. I’ve had Gazpacho soup, but it’s been long time. Should have that and other cold based soups more often, gotta love tomatoes!

  3. Another place to “discover” in Canada :). It’s funny what some towns come up with to promote themselves, isn’t it?

    • The information centre, town and marina/Point Pelee are definitely worth checking out there! I agree, but it fits there with the huge tomato crop in the area and Heinz being there. 🙂

  4. Traveling Ted

    I love these self proclaimed capitals. I bet you did not know Boscobel, Wisconsin is the turkey capital of Wisconsin 🙂

    • I did not know that. Actually have been not to far from there during random Wisconsin drives. I love the welcome-to signs/displays when entering small-towns that highlights what they’re known for. Also, I’ve seen some that have big banners that over hang the road to highlight it. 🙂

  5. Too cute! I wonder if they do an annual tomato fight. 😉

    • A tomato fight would be fun! 🙂 I don’t think they do one of those, I know they have a tomato festival every year. Will have to look into that haha.

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