Farm & Food Friday

Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend for getting out and getting to the farmers markets PLUS this fun festival below celebrating the confused fruit, tomatoes!

July 26

The Great Tomato Festival, 8-Noon, rain or shine, $5/person, 10 and under free
University Farm at NC A&T State University
3136 McConnell Rd, Greensboro, NC
Family Fun-Tours-Music-Tomato Cooking Contest-Tasting Cook-Off with Chefs

  • Tomato tasting from 8am – 12pm
  • Tours of A&T Farm’s research plots – leaving at 8, 10 and 11am
  • Tomato cooking and canning information
  • Growing Tomatoes at Home presentation by Dr. Sanjun Gu
  • Tomato Recipe Contest (enter your favorite dishes!)
  • Tomato Cook-Off Challenge featuring Local Chefs
  • Free food samples
  • Music
  • Kid-friendly activities

Coming up on the horizon:

September 11
13th Annual Gardening Gala & Seminar, 8:30-4pm
Guilford County Extension Office
3309 Burlington Rd., Greensboro, NC
Container gardening: From flowers to vegetables; how much fun can you have?

And if you have an upcoming event, let us know (just comment below).

If you know of a place consolidating food or farm info, please let me know! Until then, I’ll provide periodic updates of the happenings in the Piedmont Triad.


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