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When:
August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Red Fire Farm
7 Carver St
Granby, MA 01033
USA
Contact:
Red Fire Farm
(413) 467-7645

Every year, we have an unbelievable selection of amazing and often award-winning tomatoes for you to taste. It’s a great day at the farm, with everything from cooking demonstrations to live music to pick your own and a smorgasbord of local fare from area producers. Come and visit!

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SATURDAY 8/24 (12-4PM)

FARM STORE
9AM-8PM – Open all day with the peak season produce and tomatoes by variety!

FAMOUS TOMATO TASTING
12-4PM – The Tomato Tasting Tents will be open 12-4PM to savor all kinds of our organic tomatoes! Taste a colorful rainbow of heirloom tomatoes and vote for your favorites!

WATERMELON TASTING
12-4PM – At the barn.

LIVE MUSIC 

12 PM – Larry Dulong & Random Sightings kick off the festival with their old school band, that’s described as a cross between Bruce Springteen’s E Street Band and the Prairie Home Companion Band!

1:30-4PM – StompBoxTrio reaches deep into the wellspring of vintage American blues, funk, roots, and soul to bring folks a hip-shaking, foot stomping great time! The band features Evelyn Harris of Sweet Honey In The Rock on vocals & percussion, John Cabán on “Dobro” steel guitar, vocals & stomp box (analog bass-drum pedal) & David Rodriguez on wood bass, vocals & foot tambourine. Learn more about StompBoxTrio and their music via their website and Facebook page.

WILD EDIBLES WALKS

12PM & 2:30PM – Traverse the fields and hedgerows with John Root, our guest naturalist and wild edibles specialist. John will lead the walk (leaving from the back of the barn) and share his knowledge of how to identify and use the wild edibles that grow in our area this time of year. Come join and learn a skill that will last a lifetime!
Meet up at the back of the big barn to start the walk.

NESTING BIRD TALK & WALK

1:30 PM – Learn about the beautiful birds that live around the farm from Isabel Brofsky from the Department of Conservation at UMass. The first part will include photos and a presentation in the barn about her findings studying nesting birds on our farm and other farms in the valley. Then take a walk through the fields to learn about bird habits and habitat, and see if we can spot any birds in action!
Begins in the barn for the presentation, then continues outside for a walk.

FOOD WORKSHOPS

In the back of the big barn.

12:30 PM – Tomato Basil Salad with Fresh Mozzarella – a super simple recipe to enjoy for a lifetime, with Mary Nelen, the Valley Locavore. Try samples!

3 PM – Home Tomato Canning – learn to put by your own jars of beautiful tomatoes, with Mary Nelen, the Valley Locavore.

FOOD TO EAT
– Korean Street Food with Sun Kim Bop’s Food Truck.
Kimchi tacos, Dup Bop, Korean BBQ short ribs, Vegetable dumplings. Vegetarian and gluten sensitive options available.

– Red Fire Farm Grilled Sweet Corn, Baked Empanadas, Pizza, Cookies and More
– Bart’s Ice Cream. Cones of locally made ice cream.

ALL-DAY PICK-YOUR-OWN
– Open to the Public for the weekend –
Organic Cherry tomatoes, fresh flowers, basil and other herbs for drying, husk cherries, hot peppers, and more.

SUNFLOWER SPIRAL GARDEN
Visit and walk the beautiful spirals of sunflower varieties. Open daily. More about the garden.

FESTIVAL ADMISSION
$5 per person, kids under 8 free!

FREE PARKING
Free Parking in the Brown Ellison Park next door, up Carver street in our neighbor’s yard, and at a farm field on Brooke Street by the Town Line sign. Self-serve.

THANK YOU to our Festival Sponsors:

Johnny’s Selected Seeds