Every year, Red Fire Farm has an unbelievable selection of amazing and often award-winning tomatoes for you to taste. It’s a great day at the farm, with everything from a 5K Tomato Trot field race to hay rides to cooking demonstrations to live music to crafters and a smorgasbord of local fare from area producers. Find more information by clicking here!
Festival Schedule and Details For 2014
10:30 AM – Tomato Trot 5K starts. Day-of registration and sign in opens at 9 am.
Main Festival opens 12-5. Admission is $5, kids under 12 get in free. CSA and Farmstand Members get two free entries per share/membership.
In the GUEST CHEF TENT
12:00 PM – Alan Rifkin – outdoor cooking, demonstrating making tomato sauce and sun dried tomatoes
1:15 PM – JJ Gonson – chef and leader at Cuisine En Locale, Somerville, MA
3:45 PM – Lourdes Smith – How to Make Fresh Mozzarella by mozzarella cheesemaker and owner of Fiore di Nonno, Somerville
WORKSHOPS in the barn (and outside)
1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM – Wild Edibles Walk with Felix Lufkin
2:00 PM – Homemade Sauerkraut & Lactofermentation Workshop with Maddie Elling from Hosta Hill
3:00 PM- Tomato Canning Workshop – learn to can your own tomatoes farmer style with Sarah Voiland!
4:00 PM- Flower Arranging with Kiersten Wulff, Red Fire Farm’s Flower Grower. Please BYO flowers from the PYO patch to arrange!
On the MUSIC STAGE
11:00 AM – Indian Classical Music with Sitar by Mike Jarjoura and Tabla by Max Armen
12:00 PM – Larry Dulong and Band
1:45 PM – The Ephemeral String Band
3:30 PM – Tim Eriksen and Trio du Pumpkinland
12-5 All kinds of free fun events for all ages. See the schedule the day of.
Artisan and Food Vendors
From Wood-Fired Pizza to Ice Cream, from baskets to handmade jewelry, there will be fun things to eat and peruse.
Pick Your Own – Open to the Public for One Day Only – Organic
Fresh flowers, herbs for drying, cherry tomatoes, raspberries, and more.
And the Famous Tomato Tasting
12-5 All afternoon in the Tasting Tent