Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Midwood Country Club
2123 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
The 1st Annual Homegrown Tomato Festival in Charlotte, NC is set for July 29, 2017. The Homegrown Tomato Festival is an all-day tomato themed event where tomato lovers can try dozens of different backyard tomatoes, crown the region’s best tomato grower, drink tomato themed cocktails, enjoy live music and more.
Advancing hands-on education around food and agriculture in our local schools, this event is a fundraiser for 100 Gardens, a Charlotte based 501c3 that teaches agriculture and aquaponics in local schools, correctional institutions and also in Haiti. Learn more at 100gardens.org for more details or check out 100 Gardens on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.
Vendors: 100 Gardens, Seeds on 36th: Urban Farm Store, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Two Moons Family Farms, Nourish, Pure Pizza, Beverly’s Gourmet Foods, Little Lotte Studio, Christine’s Konditorei (Cookies), Greeneman Farms, Viva Raw, Tripple H Farm (Flat Craft Breads), and Lazy Heron Farm.
One of the primary attractions of the festival will be the sale of tomato sandwiches. The tomato sandwiches are made using local tomatoes of many varieties all grown by local backyard growers and small farms. The white bread will be provided by Sunflour Bakery in Charlotte. Choose from Duke’s, a local mayo or local vegan mayo.
The tomato sandwich booth will be run by The Bulb, a local non-profit that provides access to local food sources as well as education on health and wellness to vulnerable neighborhoods, namely food deserts.
Craig LeHoullier, author of best seller Epic Tomatoes, leader of the Dwarf Tomato Project and the man who named the legendary “Cherokee Purple” tomato will be the keynote speaker at the Homegrown Tomato Festival.
Bill Noonan Band
Learn more about 2017 Homegrown Tomato Festival.