close joins the 2009 Tomato Boogie in Washington, DC

Last Friday, a tomato descended upon our Nation’s capital, taking photos with lacrosse players, bravely navigating the National Mall carousel, and getting snaps from well-dressed grannies on Constitution Avenue. Who was this vegetative wonder? None other than the Commander in Chief of the Tomato Nation herself, Sarah “Fruit not a Vegetable” Bunting!

Sarah first offered to don her lycopene-rich garb on the streets of the Nation’s capital if her readers would give to support classroom projects at during our 2009 Blogger Challenge. Her efforts resulted in $111,352 being given to high-need classrooms across the country in less than 5 weeks! Thanks to the Tomato Nation and to their fearless leader, over 3,500 students have received the materials needed to grow in the classroom this school year!

Check out more photos of the Tomato tromping around Washington, DC, here.


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