Discover the tasty, colourful world of heirloom tomatoes at Earthwise Society's sixth annual Tomato Fest this Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year's event has expanded its focus to include not only tomatoes, but other heirloom vegetables as well, showcasing a wide variety of uncommon edibles.
Guests will sample and learn about unique heirloom varieties with more than 30 heirloom tomato varieties and heirloom vegetables available for purchase.
Watch as top chefs from restaurants such as Provence Marinaside, Heirloom Vegetarian and Beach Grove Golf Club Clubhouse create distinct dishes using heirloom tomatoes for your tasting pleasure.
Enjoy a range of local market vendors and a farm-fresh lunch while listening to live music from local music act Larry's Brother and seeing beautiful paintings take shape from members of the South Delta Artist's Guild.
Those who have their own stories of heirlooms and growing can visit the "My Heirloom Story" booth. Guests are encouraged to share their memories of growing and the importance of homegrown food in the lives of their friends or family for the chance to win a randomly-drawn raffle prize. Think about a potential story before the event for a chance to win the draw. Admission is free so bring the family.
Proceeds from the Tomato Fest support Earthwise's charitable programs. For more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/earthwisebc or contact Cait Murphy at 604-946-9828.