No matter how brutal the summer heat gets, a few items in the garden manage to thrive.

Okra thrives in even the hottest of conditions, and so does OkraFest, the annual fundraising evening benefiting Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market. The Aug. 3 event features food stations manned by six local chefs, each with a new twist on okra, along with other tempting food.

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