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16th Annual Red Fire Farm Tomato Festival

August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Every year, we have 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 hay rides to cooking demonstrations to live music to crafters and a smorgasbord of local fare from area producers. Come and visit the Granby stand!

Festival open 12-6 PM.

We aren’t holding our Tomato Trot 5K this year, though you could still come do a field run in the morning if you like.

Guest Chefs & Workshops in the barn!

12:00 PM – Smoothies with Local Ingredients – Learn some great recipes that you can take home with you and taste samples of fresh smoothies!
1:00 PM – Making Your Own Kimchi and Sauerkraut – learn how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish, lacto-fermented and full of probiotics. More tips for home fermentation of foods!
2:00 PM – How to Make Fresh Ricotta to go with your Tomato Salad, plus Tomatillo Salsa – Mary Nelen, aka the Valley Locavore, will teach the recipes and give out samples!
3:00 PM – Home Preservation Workshop – tips for preserving all the summer’s bounty for fall and winter delights.
4:00 PM – Shakshuka: An Isreali Stewed Tomato Dish with many variations – Chef and Edible Pioneer Valley editor in chief Mary Reilly will teach us how to make this scrumptious dish in many ways.

Wild Edibles Walk

1:30 and 3:30 PM – Wild Edibles Walk with Jean Bergstrom of Plant Spirit Medicine
Tour the wild parts of the farm to find what you can eat!

Music and Performance Stage (times tbd)

Violet Maeve
Larry Dulong and Random Sightings
Will Kindler
Stay tuned…

Kids Activities

12-5 All kinds of free fun events for all ages. See the schedule the day of.

Vegetable Freak Show

12-6 PM – See the vegetables that never make it to the supermarket…

Artisan and Food Vendors

From Local Pulled-Pork Tacos to Ice Cream, from pottery 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, saucing tomatoes, husk cherries, hot peppers, and more.

And the FAMOUS TOMATO TASTING

12-6 All afternoon in the Tasting Pavillion
Over 75 varieties of cherry, slicing, saucing and heirloom tomatoes to try!

Please tag us in your photos, Red Fire Farm on Instagram and Twitter, and Red Fire Farm on Facebook! If you want a common tag to check stuff out at, use #redfirefarm, where lots of people post things. See you out in the ethers!

Admission:

DAY OF: $14 day of adults, $7 kids (8-17 years), kids under 8 free
ADVANCE: $10 adults, $5 kids (8-17 years), kids under 8 free
Tickets will be available online starting August 1st.

Free Parking.

For more information, please visit: www.redfirefarm.com/news/tomatofestival.html
Or call 413-467-7645.

Details

Date:
August 27, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Red Fire Farm – Granby Farmstand
7 Carver Street
Granby, MA 01033 United States

Organizer

Red Fire Farm
Website:
http://www.redfirefarm.com/index.html