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Heirloom Tomato Weekend
Heirloom Tomato Weekend
Heirloom Tomato Weekend
Heirloom Tomato Weekend
Heirloom Tomato Weekend
Heirloom Tomato Weekend

Heirloom Fest: Tomatoes & More

It’s an heirloom-palooza!

Heirloom Tomato Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Get new ideas about everyone’s garden favorite, tomatoes—along with many other summer-fresh vegetables—with programs focused on growing and using heirloom varieties.

Take a Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden tour with the staff horticulturist and learn how easy it is to save your own heirloom/open-pollinated tomato seeds at demonstrations throughout the weekend. Select vendors will have a variety of items for sale from homemade jams to specialty spice mixes, goat cheese, fresh produce, and more. Families can take part in hands-on games and activities.

Event Highlights

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
Explore the many varieties of tomatoes and heirloom vegetables you can grow in your home garden, get growing tips, solve your growing problems, and get ideas for cooking and preserving as well. 

Take a tour with the Fruit & Vegetable Garden horticulturist at 1 or 3 p.m. (tour lasts about 20 minutes), and watch seed-saving demonstrations at 12:30, 2, and 3:30 p.m. (demos last about 15 minutes).

ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
Family activities include a tomato toss, “Sorting Supper” game, and making an herb mix (to create a delicious pasta sauce at home).

SHOP AT THE MARKET
Purchase a variety of tomato products from an array of local vendors including Windy City Harvest, Gretta's Goats, Spark of the Heart, Tiny But Mighty Popcorn, Holcomb Hollow, and LFK.

PLANT GIVEAWAY
We will be handing out free Georgia Southern seedlings, as long as supplies last.

GARDEN CHEF SERIES
Visit the kitchen amphitheater at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. for live chef demonstrations.

Cherry Tomato Relish