The Heirloom Tomato Festival on behalf of the school garden network -Takes on Saturday, September 11 11:00 to 16:00, at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center at 5007 Fulton Road in Santa Rosa.
forefather tomato festival carries the event all of its net proceeds to the School Garden Network of Sonoma County organization that students develop commitment to the environment, school performance and their communities, with hands-on learning about food and nutrition ,
This year, the event helps will also for the first time hosts celebrated gardening guru, Amy Goldman. Ms. Goldman, of New York, their love affair began with vegetables over 20 years ago, so that it grows for state fairs.
She won her share of ribbons and began with groups such as the Work Seed Savers' Network, which strive to preserve heirloom varieties. Their experiences led to write her books, the last of which is The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden Table - Recipes, Portraits and History of the world's most beautiful fruit . It will carry out a tomato seminar for festival visitors.
The event also many of the country's finest chefs offers the creation of new, imaginative and delicious gourmet masterpieces with heirloom tomatoes-all designed that it be coupled with the region wines. Over 50 gourmet restaurants will be represented. Coming from as far away as Chicago
The site of the festival features a 2-1 / 2 acre organic sensory garden with plantings that mimic the taste of wine, and a full culinary garden from which more than 175 varieties of heirloom tomatoes picked fresh for the festival creations.
Tickets for the perennial sell-out are only sold pre and are available at www.kj.com or at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center online at 5007 Fulton Road, or at the Kendall-Jackson Healdsburg tasting room at 337 Healdsburg Avenue, or call 800.769.3649. Tickets are $ 65 / Wine Club Members $ 60.
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