ketchup on tomorrow’s tomato events
→If you’ve been waiting all summer for tomatoes that will make the perfect batch of gazpacho or a vat of your favorite sauce to freeze for the fall months ahead, clear tomorrow’s schedule.
Starting at 8AM, Linvilla Orchards will be hosting its annual Tomato Festival, which means you’ll have the opportunity to fill as many cardboard boxes with colorful, juicy tomatoes—of all shapes and sizes—as your heart, er belly desires. (Warning: As your arms start to throb during the picking process, keep in mind you’ll be paying by the pound.)
The day will also be studded with various forms entertainment (adult and kid-friendly), information sessions and tomato tastings.
Coincidentally (or not), Terrain at Styer’s in Glen Mills is also putting the spotlight on tomatoes—heirlooms, to be specific.
Enjoy live music, get your tomato education on, watch a salsa contest and more. Or, if we already sold you on Linvilla, wait until 6PM to head to Terrain. That’s when the five-course heirloom tomato tasting dinner starts ($55/per person). Oh, and be sure to leave room for dessert: tomato & peach cobbler with basil ice cream.
If you attend either event and take photos, we’d love to see them (we’re @TWEgroup on Instagram).
And now, we’ll leave you with some Friday tomato fun…
Q. How do you get rid of unproductive tomatoes?
A. Can them.
Q: How do you fix a sliced tomato?
A: Use tomato paste.
Q: Why did Mrs. Tomato turn red?
A: She saw Mr. Green Pea over the back fence.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Photo credit: Peter Breslow