Second Annual Festomato!

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Join us for our second annual Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ celebration of the Organic Jersey Tomato!  
Please donate to NOFA NJ if you would like more events like this.
We will celebrate the NJ Organic Tomato for a full eight days in the middle of August starting Saturday August 15th through Saturday August 22nd.
Sign up for all of our courses for the week/ All sessions are FREE!
August 15th: Preserving Tomatoes with Kim Rizk (Jammin Crepes)
August 16th: Tomatoes Tasting with Gabby Aron (Autumn Olive)
August 17th:  Introduction to Growing Tomatoes with Al Johnson (Master Gardener and NOFA VP) and Sonya Harris Executive Director of Bullock Gardens
August 18th:  Saving Tomato Seeds with Nathan Kleinman (Experimental Farm Network)
August 19th: Scarlet Sunrise: The New Tomato Variety with Tom Orton (Rutgers)
August 20th: Tomato Cooking Class with Gabby Aron
August 21st: Garden Doctors with Mike Rassweiler, Al Johnson, Stephanie Harris, and Charlie West
August 22nd: Classic Recipes from the Whole Earth Center Kitchen
Click here for the Zoom Link
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99990775225?pwd=bURxeG5kU2JUdkp1T0MvWjRWQ1V2UT09
Meeting ID: 999 9077 5225 Passcode: 448536

Click HERE to buy tomatoes near you!

Festomato is 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 the next day.

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 with Gabby Aron (Autumn Olive) Many thanks to our participating farms: North Slope, Jeff’s Organics, Martenette, Chickadee Creek, Cherry Grove Organic, Savoie and Muth Family Farm.

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: Garden Doctors with Mike Rassweiler, Al Johnson, Stephanie Harris and Charlie West. Resources: Pest Management Resource https://ag.umass.edu/resources/agriculture-resources/best-management-practices-bmps, source for toads https://raritanvalleyagway.com/ For Beneficial insects Phillip Alampi Beneficial Insect Rearing Lab of the NJ Division of Agriculture, Gardens Alive company sells beneficial nematodes, For more information on Butterflies https://thewatershed.org/ Finally, for more information on Dr. West’s Paw Paws wcwest@gmail.com

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