Stay tuned for the dates for our third annual Festomato September 9, 2021.
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September 9th: Tomato Recipes with Kim Rizk (Jammin Crepes and Tour of Matt Conver’s Farm, Cherry Grove Farm
For More on Tomatoes, Check out these videos from last year:
August 16th 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/
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