Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm

RED FIRE FARM TOMATO FESTIVAL

Saturday, August 24, 2013

7 Carver Street, Granby, MA

Rain or shine!

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 a 5K Tomato Trot field race to hay rides to cooking demonstrations to live music to crafters and a smorgasbord of local fare from area producers. Come and visit!

Click for a little video of what the Festival is like!

Below see the details for this year's festival!

Times and Results for 2013 Tomato Trot 5K!

Times and Results for the Tomato Trot 5K 2013.

tomato trot 5k race

About the Race...
A great trail race through the fields! Runners and walkers wind their way through our organic fields and meadows to the finish line. An array of fresh organic produce from our fields awaits the winners.

Festival Schedule and Details For 2013

10:30 AM - Tomato Trot 5K starts. Day-of registration and sign in opens at 9 am.

Main Festival opens 12-5. Admission is $5, kids under 12 get in free. CSA and Farmstand Members get two free entries per share/membership.

In the GUEST CHEF TENT
12:00 PM- Warren Leigh - chef and owner Hydrangea Catering, Springfield, MA
1:15 PM- JJ Gonson - chef and leader at Cuisine En Locale, Somerville, MA
2:30 PM- Bill Bradley - local Dietitian specializing in the Mediterranean diet in New England
3:45 PM- Lourdes Smith - Cheesemaker and owner of Fiore di Nonno. Somerville, MA

WORKSHOPS in the barn tomato tasting(and outside)
1:00 and 3:00 PM- Wild Edibles Walk - by Felix Lufkin
2:00 PM- Flower Arranging with Kiersten Wulf, Red Fire Farm's Flower Grower. Please BYO flowers from the PYO patch to arrange!
3:00 PM- Tomato Canning Workshop - learn to can your own tomatoes farmer style with Sarah Voiland!

On the MUSIC STAGE
11:00 AM - Salty Water String Band
12:00 PM - Suitcase Junket
1:00 PM - Zak Trojano
2:00 PM - Larry Dulong & Random Sighting
3:30 PM - Rory Block

Kids Activities
12-5 All kinds of free fun events for all ages. See the schedule the day of.

Artisan and Food Vendors
From Wood-Fired Pizza to Ice Cream, from pottery to upcycled handbags, there will be fun things to eat and peruse.

Pick Your Own - Open to the Public for One Day Only - Organic
Fresh flowers, herbs for drying, cherry tomatoes, raspberries, and more.

And the Famous Tomato Tasting
12-5 All afternoon in the Tasting Tent

BANDS PLAYING LIVE

Some great music to enjoy in the open air on the farm.
Please click on the photo to go find out more about each band and hear some of their music.

RORY BLOCK:

"Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles
with ghosts, shadows and legends."
The New York Times

Seriously famous blues guitarist - don't miss her show!!

(click image for website and music samples!)

Rory Blockphoto by Sergio Kurhajek

SUITCASE JUNKET :

"Born out of a desire to make one person sound like many" -SJ

He does it! It's amazing!

(click image for website and music samples!)

Suitcase Junket

LARRY DULONG & RANDOM SIGHTING:

Sounds like "a cross between the Prairie Home Companion
Band and Springsteen's E Street Band. " Thirty years of performing - a great local artist.

(click image for website and music samples!)

Larry Dulong

ZAK TROJANO:

Performing for a living, Zak Trojano now has a solo career as well as being part of the excellent valley trio Rusty Belle.

(click image for website and music samples!)

 

Zak Trojano

CHEFS teaching their trade

We have a lineup of folks involved in bringing great food to the table to give you teachings on cooking scrumptious seasonal dishes.

JJ GONSON

Leader of the Somerville meal CSA and catering company Cuisine En Locale, JJ Gonson is a wild chef and lover... of local food. Come learn some cooking skills, and enjoy her warm spirit and joy for the craft.

JJ Gonson

WARREN LEIGH

The charming Chef Warren Leigh is bound to bring you along on an adventure with a delicious ending. Some of his background: President of the Pioneer Valley Chefs Association, chef owner of the white linen Madeleines Restaurant, owner of Hydrangea Catering.

warren leigh

BILL BRADLEY

From studies on the island of Crete, dietitian and cookbook author Bill Bradley brings back recipes and insights into long life and health through the Mediterranean diet.

bill bradley

LOURDES SMITH

Her fresh mozzarella business in Somerville MA, Fiore di Nonno, is inspired by family tradition.

lourdes smith

 

VENDORS - feeding us delicious preparations


LAUGHING TOMATO
Wood Fired Pizza

Fresh hot pizza from the wood-fired oven!

http://www.thelaughingtomato.com/

laughing tomato pizza


EL JARDIN

Will dish out tacos vegetarianos, tacos de carne, and more!

http://eljardinbakery.com/

cupcakes from el jardin

BARTS HOMEMADE ICECREAM

Get some local scoops of all kinds of Barts Icecream to cool off!

http://www.bartshomemade.com/

barts icecream

FORESTOPIA

Dried teas, spices, cacao nibs, ramon flour, nuts.  Iced tea, chocolate and cookies made from above products.

Forestopia works with growers to promote and implement agroforestry approaches. We also work with our grower partners to develop markets for their products, and have available for sale a range of agro-forestry grown and wild harvested  products including cocoa, tea, coffee, spices, nuts, natural dyes. www.forestopia.org

forestopia

RELISH THE HARVEST

Sweet and hot relishes made with local ingredients.

http://relishtheharvest.com/index.html

relish the harvest

ARTISANS with beautiful things to sell

Odyssey Books

A wide variety of books including, Cookbooks, Food Preserving, Gardening and Homesteading books, Nature and Environmental books, and kids books. A great local bookstore in South Hadley!
www.odysseybks.com

books

Henna Art & Design

Professional henna artist Sangita Desai.
http://www.hennaartbysangita.webs.com

henna art on hands

Good Dirt Pottery

Stoneware and utilitarian ware, dishware and fountains.
http://www.gooddirtpottery.com

pottery

Rainbow Kids

Rainbow kids is a small home-based business, located in Wales, MA, which specializes in creating vibrant and unique tie-dyed clothing. For all ages!
http://www.rainbowkidstiedye.etsy.com

tie dyed tshirts

Indigo Moon Herbals

Small-batch aromatherapy and herbal products.
http://www.indigomoonherbals.com/

indigo moon herbals

Taproot Threads

Taproot Threads is a clothing company based in Greenfield, MA that offers original designs with farm, garden and nature themes for adults, children and babies. We use environmentally-friendly water based inks and print on responsibly manufactured apparel. Our line includes many organic items..
www.etsy.com/shop/taprootthreads

taproot threads

Mountain to Seas Knits

http://www.mountaintoseas.com/

hats and scarves


Jilly Mama's

Bags, belts, prayer flags and pouches from rescued textiles.
www.jillymamas.com

jilly mamas


Amy's Attic

They use vintage jewelry components, other found objects, glass tiles and crystals to create one of a kind jewelry pieces. They also create floral and feather hair accessories and fascinators for big and little girls alike. All pieces are unique.
http://amys-attic.net/

feather piece


473 Main St

Handmade porcelain functional pottery in lovely glazes made locally, including pie plates platters, mugs, pasta bowls.
http://hollysmurray.com/

pottery


Dancing Bears Soap Emporium

Goat milk soaps and hand creams.
http://www.goatmilkskincream.com/

soap

Dragonfly Designs

Assorted handmade crafts.
https://www.facebook.com/DragonflyDesignsbyMelindaL

cloth designs


Little Cat Metals

Handmade silver jewelry.
http://www.littlecatmetals.com/

silver jewelry

Cosmic Possum Creations

Eclectic Jewelry, Art & Woodwork.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cosmicpossumcreation

jewelry

Whistling Sparrow

Upcycled clothes, bags and greeting cards. http://www.whistlingsparrow.com/

whistling sparrow


WORKSHOPS - to up your knowledge

Come to the festival to learn some great techniques and skills from folks who know.

  • Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce
  • Flower Arranging with Seasonal Flowers
  • Wild Edibles Walk through the farm's wilder parts

Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you there!