Join Countryside staff via Zoom as we Chase the Flavor of 10-15 different tomato varieties, and prepare a tomato recipe together. We will be joined by Jimmy and Cassondra Myers of Front 9 Farm to answer all of your tomato growing questions. To answer that burning question that we know you all must have: in keeping with tradition, YES, someone will be dressed as a tomato!
How do I get the tomatoes that we’ll be tasting?
You can preorder a tomato tasting box for pickup at the Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow on the morning of Saturday, August 15th (limited quantity available) or use a provided list to shop for the tomato varieties yourself at the market. Further details will be emailed to you after you register.
Can I participate if I don’t have the tomato varieties being tasted?
Absolutely! If you miss out on a tomato tasting box or don’t live in the area, we still welcome you to join us to learn about tomatoes from our tomato experts and prepare a tomato recipe with a community of people.
What’s the cost of the event?
This is a donation based event with a suggested donation of $20, but be one of the first 5 people to donate at the $50 level and receive a farmers’ market starter pack or be one of the first 5 to donate at the $100 level and receive a very special farm tour.
All donations for this event go to supporting the work of Countryside.
Countryside is a non-profit organization working to connect people, food and land through programs, advocacy and education. They work to ensure that people have access to local, healthy food; that farm and food entrepreneurs have the resources to operate viable businesses; and that farmland is protected and preserved.