The State Beverage - Tomato Juice
In 1965, the Ohio General Assembly made tomato juice Ohio’s official beverage. In 1870, Reynoldsburg resident Alexander Livingston began to grow tomatoes commercially. The annual Tomato Festival honors Livingston and the tomato’s importance to Ohio’s economy.
While farmers grow tomatoes across Ohio, the heaviest concentration of tomato farming takes place in the northwestern quadrant of the state.