Slow Food Chicago Tomato Fest 2009
May 27th 2009 marks the start of Slow Food Chicago Tomato Fest 2009. The tomato festival is a project of Slow Food Chicago, Candid Wines and the Chicago Honey Coop. Gardeners and urban farmers, in and around Chicago, will have the opportunity to buy heirloom tomato plants for $3:00 a plant.
The first heirloom tomato plant sale will take place on May 27th, 2009 at the Garfield Park Conservatory from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
The second heirloom tomato plant sale will take place on June 5th, 2009 at the restaurant Uncommon Ground on Devon from 4:00pm-8:00pm.
Everyone who buys a heirloom tomato plant will be invited to the Second Annual Tomato Festival in September at the urban bee farm operated by the Chicago Honey Coop. Heirloom tomato growers will get a chance to share some of their crop with their fellow heirloom tomato grower.
Some of the tomato varieties available for sale include:
Thai Pink Egg
Cuor di Bue
Tess's Land Race Currant
Japanese Black Trifele
True Black Brandywine
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