3 years ago our friend Damien Casten of Candid Wines thought up the idea of TomatoFest. With Slow Food Chicago as a sponsor, heirloom tomato seedlings are sold to the public to raise money for urban agriculture projects in Chicago. Once the tomatoes are all grown up, those who bought seedlings are invited to show off their tomatoes at Tomatofest.
This year proceeds from TomatoFest will go to the preSERVE garden at 12th place and Central Park Ave in Chicago. The preSERVE garden is planted with crowder peas, black eyed peas and sweet potatoes. Chicago Honey Co-op is happy to be a partner in this effort along with the North Lawndale Greening Committee, Slow Food Chicago and NeighborSpace.
So come on out and celebrate tomatoes with us on September 24th at 5PM. Bring along a potluck dish and a chair to sit on. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided. Tickets are only $15. To buy tickets, get more details and directions, visit Slow Food Chicago.