This story was worth a pair of sandals.
After long wait, the tomato and pepper festival story is now online (and hopefully in the paper, too)! A photo of the hard copy will be updated here.
Why the title of this post, though?
Note to self: do not go tromping around in a tomato patch after a few days of rain. You will get stuck in the mud, and you will destroy your shoes. (At least I didn’t kill my sneakers!)