Stay tuned for the dates for our third annual Festomato Late Summer 2021.

All videos from 2020’s Festomato are posted to NOFA NJ’s You Tube Channel. See below for more information.

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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/ 

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