Join us at the upcoming Tomato Tasting: A Slow Food Celebration! This is a fun and free gathering to celebrate slow food and homegrown flavors. On Sunday, August 27th from 5 – 7pm, Slow Food Asheville will be offering free tastings of an array of locally grown heirloom tomatoes. This is also a happy hour event in which all community members interested in slow food, gardening, heritage varieties, and/or beer can come together, meet and mingle. Check out the side-by-side tomato tasting, seed-saving demo, and more!
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What: Tomato Tasting: A Slow Food Celebration
When: Sunday, August 27th from 5 – 7pm
Who: Anyone who loves tomatoes, slow food, and community; a free, kid-friendly event
Where: The Wedge at Foundation, 5 Foundy St. Asheville, NC 28801
Why: Slow Food Asheville selected the Cherokee Purple as the 2017 spotlight variety for its Heritage Food Project, but why have a tomato tasting for just one tomato when there are so many great varieties out there!
How to participate: Bring your tastebuds, your garden or seed questions, and your friends & family to enjoy a casual community gathering. Please bring some interesting garden specimens if you would like to display or contribute to the tasting table!
Slow Food Asheville chose the Cherokee Purple tomato as the spotlight variety for its 2017 Heritage Food Project. We distributed hundreds of free tomato plants to encourage and educate people in growing their own food. Join us to celebrate the diversity and deliciousness of heirloom tomatoes.
The Wedge at Foundation has generously offered use of their outdoor space. We’ll have pop-up tents and a picnic style selection of tomato varieties for tasting as well as some simple and tasty tomato dishes to sample. Everything is free, but you may want to enjoy some locally brewed beers from the Wedge and grab some dinner at the food truck. Treat our tasting event as a delightful appertizer!
Talk with gardeners and growers, ask questions about cooking and preserving, or simply enjoy some delicious homegrown tomatoes. There is no obligation to bring anything, but if you have a fun tomato variety that you have grown and want to share, we’ll have space to display your variety as part of the tasting.
For active particpants of the Cherokee Purple Heritage Food Project: this will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect, share your stories and recipes, and maybe bring along a fruit or two for a Slow Food Ashville Cherokee Purple photo!
Seed Saving: for those interested in carrying on the heritage of heirlooms, we’ll have a seed saving demonstration set up and are happy to answer questions.
The Heritage Food Project wants to encourage you to grow, eat and save your own food. We look forward to seeing you at this event. Please invite family and friends.