Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Heirloom Tomato Festival in the works for August 8!

We're helping to plan an heirloom tomato tasting festival in early August at City Roots farm! (Most likely Sunday, August 8, so save the date...and we'll confirm soon!)

Master Gardener Ryan Nevius has had this brilliant idea: bring together backyard gardeners and farmers to compare and enjoy their own locally-grown, heirloom tomato varieties -- and put them side-by-side with the flavor-starved supermarket varieties. All in a fun, family-friendly environment at City Roots!



Sound fun? Cool. We think so too. If you have ideas for the event, please comment or email!

Meanwhile, we're likely presenting a Doko Farm Heritage Chicken Tasting dinner, family style, at Motor Supply Company on Monday, July 26. Tix TBA but Chef Tim Peters would be cooking, and it'll be low-budget and super relaxed!

And, TONIGHT:

Our monthly Slow Food chapter meeting is tonight at City Roots in the barn, 6:30pm. All members are encouraged to come, and non-members are 100% welcome.

City Roots: Your In-Town Sustainable Farm
1005 Airport Blvd
Columbia SC
www.cityroots.org 

3 comments:

mistyeyed said...

That sounds awesome! I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Does sound great. Will there be heirloom tomato seedlings or seeds for sale by chance?

Tracie Broom said...

We don't have plans for seedlings or seeds this year, but that is a GREAT idea for next year!

We're starting off small this year with the planning and want to grow the festival each year as folks offer up more excellent ideas like that one!