Festomato was generously supported by: Jammin Crepes, The Experimental Farm Network, Autumn Olive, Whole Earth Center, the Princeton Public Library and the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Special thanks to the farmers who donated Tomatoes to our Events: North Slope Farm, Jeff’s Organics, Cherry Grove Organic, Martenette, Chickadee Creek, Muth Family Farm and Savoie Farm.

All videos will be available on NOFA NJ’s You Tube Channel .

August 15th: Preserving Tomatoes with Kim Rizk (Jammin Crepes Recipes: Oven Dried Tomatoes, Canned Crushed Tomatoes, Pickled Green Tomatoes, Tomato Basil Shrub.

August 16th: Tomatoes Tasting and Introduction to Farms with Gabby Aron (Autumn Olive). For more information on the Tomatoes, please go to Fedco and Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

August 17th:  Introduction to Growing Tomatoes with Al Johnson (Master Gardener and NOFA VP) and Sonya Harris Executive Director of Bullock Gardens: Reference Links: 1. Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply www.growOrganic.com  2. Gardener’s Supply www.gardeners.com  3. Johnny’s Selected Seeds www.Johnnyseeds.com 4. Baker Creek Seeds (rareseeds.com) 5. Fruitionseeds.com 6. https://www.growscripts.com/ 7. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-A-Lasagna-Bed/ To Learn more about Bullock Gardens, to get involved and to donate, please go to: https://www.bullockgardenproject.org/get-involved

August 18th:  Saving Tomato Seeds with Nathan Kleinman (Experimental Farm Network) To Learn More About EFN: https://www.experimentalfarmnetwork.org/ and to Get Nate’s Seeds: EFNSeeds.com

August 19th: Scarlet Sunrise: The New Tomato Variety with Tom Orton (Rutgers): Rutgers Seed Sources: https://rohrerseeds.com/ and https://breeding.rutgers.edu/scarlet-sunrise-bicolor-grape-tomato/ Tomato Event: https://snyderfarm.rutgers.edu/great-tomato-tasting-at-home/

August 20th: Tomato Cooking Class with Gaby Aron: Recipes: Sicilian Meatballs “Pulpetti” in Fresh Tomato Sauce, Tomato, Goat Cheese, and Herb Pastry  and 5-Herb Tabbouleh Salad with Chicken Tomato Stew

August 21st: Check in with our Garden Doctors Stephanie Harris, Al Johnson, and Mike Rassweiler

August 22nd: Classic Recipes from the Whole Earth Center Kitchen Chef Sean’s Vegetarian Recipes: Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, Heirloom and Avocado Salad with Jalepeno Citrus Vinaigrette, and Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad

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