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RED FIRE FARM TOMATO FESTIVAL

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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 wagon 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!

And stay tuned to our farm news to hear more about this year's festival as it comes along. Many details about this year below!

The 2015 Tomato Trot 5K! tomato trot 5k race

To Preregister ONLINE please fill out this form:

Online Registration for Tomato Trot 5K

About the Race...
A great fun run 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.

Check out Older Race Photos on Facebook.

Festival Schedule and Details for 2015

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

Main Festival opens 12-6. Admission is $5, kids under 10 get in free. CSA and Farmstand Members get two free entries per share/membership.

In the GUEST CHEF TENT
Dane Kuttler - Making Your Own Salsa - a workshop for kids where they can build and taste their own fresh salsas from many different ingredients.
And How to Cook for Picky Eaters - a workshop for parents with lots of ideas for how to get beautiful vegetables into meals that even picky kids will like.
- More Chefs TBA

WORKSHOPS in the barn tomato tasting(and outside)
1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM - Wild Edibles Walk with Jade Alicandro Mace from Milk and Honey Herbals
2:00 PM - Homemade Sauerkraut & Lactofermentation Workshop with Maddie Elling from Hosta Hill
3:00 PM- Tomato Canning Workshop - learn to can your own tomatoes farmer-style with Sarah Voiland
- More workshops TBA!

On the MUSIC STAGE
- The Rambling Kind
- Larry Dulong and Band
- Erin McKeown and Her Fine Parade

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

Flower Crowns
All day get Made-to-Order Flower Crowns by our farm Flower Grower, with fresh organic flowers.

Artisan and Food Vendors
From Wood-Fired Pizza to Ice Cream, from baskets to handmade jewelry, 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, husk cherries, and more.

And the Famous Tomato Tasting
12-5 All afternoon in the Tasting Tent
Over 100 varieties of cherry, slicing, saucing and heirloom tomatoes to try!

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.

ERIN MCKEOWN
& HER FINE PARADE:

"Her operative mood is effortless grace "
LA Weekly

"Voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability - Erin McKeown is in a class of her own"
Sunday Times (UK)

Don't miss her show!!

(click image for website and music samples!)

Erin McKeown

The
RAMBLING KIND:

Fiddlin' Country and Bluegrass

(click image for website and music samples!)

Rambling Kind

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

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.

DANE KUTTLER

Dane has been teaching people to cook for over six years. She teaches workshops at Red Fire Farm and runs Julia Poppins School for Cooking, helping kids, adults, and CSA members learn how to cook great food at home. Come learn How to Cook for Picky Eaters, and bring your kids to Make Your Own Salsa, where they can build their own to eat!

Dane Kuttler

More Chefs TBA...

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

BEETS & BARLEY

Vegetarian foods with local produce! Basil pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes and shaved parmesan, Raw kale salad, Peach cobbler with whipped cream, assorted cookies and iced herbal teas.

http://www.beetsandbarley.com/

beets and barley


WHEELHOUSE FARM TRUCK

Homemade arepa sandwiches with farm-sourced fillings, locally sourced snacks and drinks. Highlighting the summer bounty, featuring local vegetables and meat!

http://www.wheelhousefarm.com/

arepas

BARTS HOMEMADE ICECREAM

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

http://www.bartshomemade.com/

barts icecream

RED FIRE FARM

Roasted Corn and Grilled Potatoes with fixin's, Local Sausages with toppings. Farm fresh ingredients, of course!

juice

BLAKE ORCHARD JUICERY

Handcrafted raw juices, and nut mylks. Made with 100% organic ingredients - sourced locally whenever possible. Unpasterized, cold-pressed, and bottled in sustainable glass bottles.

www.blakeorchardjuicery.com

juice

HOLYOKE HUMMUS COMPANY

Fresh, hot and tasty falafel.

www.holyokehummuscompany.com

falafel

ELLIE'S OILS

Taste many flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and find specialty sea salts and pastas.

http://elliesoils.com/

baby with oil

RELISH THE HARVEST

Sweet and hot relishes made with local ingredients.

http://relishtheharvest.com/index.html

relish the harvest

TOM'S WILDFLOWER HONEY

Kettle Corn and Delicious local honey from Ludlow, MA.

 

REAL PICKLES

Real Pickles will be sampling their locally sourced, locally made raw fermented pickles, krauts, and more. Real Pickles makes naturally fermented vegetables, including dill pickles, garlic dill pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, red cabbage, ginger carrots, tomatillo hot sauce, garlic kraut and beets. All of our products are raw, organic and made using a traditional natural fermentation process that has been used for centuries all over the world.
http://www.realpickles.com/

real pickles

ARTISANS with beautiful things to sell

Rag Hill Farm

Fiber art with a function. Handspun and hand-dyed yarn, unique quilted potholders, market bags and cat toys from upcycled wool. All handmade and one of a kind.

http://raghillfarm.com/

yarn

Get a Grip

One-hand salad servers made from local wood. Spoons, toaster tongs, spreaders and more. Hand-made in Templeton, MA.

http://saladserver.com/

spoons and salad servers

Broken Barn

Charming paintings on reclaimed barn wood.

www.brokenbarnstudio.wordpress.com

art

Sage Meadow Farm

All natural goat milk soap. And beautiful works from Kaleidoscope Pottery.

http://www.sagemeadowfarm.com/

soap

Bling It On

Crystal & gemstone sun catchers, trees, bookmarks, and assorted other accessories. Tree of life pendants & earrings in crystal and sterling silver.

www.blingiton.thedesertinde.com

copper

Emerald and Grace

Handcrafted containers with plants. Hanging hemp macrame holders with air plants, Terrariums with blue whales and sea shells, and more.

www.emeraldandgrace.etsy.com

plant holders

Free Ramblin' Kids

Children's toys and footwear handmade from upcycled, felted wool sweaters. Products include wearable bug wings, felt crowns, magic wands, play watches, slippers, booties and rattles.

www.etsy.com/shop/FreeRamblinFolk

owl toy

James K. Lindley Photography

Original photographs.

www.jamesklindleyphotography.com

apron

Ali Herrmann

Recycled/upcycled materials and traditional sterling and stone pieces. Original oil paintings, acrylic and inks, encaustics and mixed media art.

http://www.aliherrmann.com

earrings

Sam's Wooden Bowls

Wooden bowls hand-made from local woods, including maple, ash, beech, birch, cherry, oak and more.

samswoodenbowls.wordpress.com/

bowls

Hathaway Ceramics

Individually hand-crafted and functional ceramics. Art you can use in your home.

www.hathawayceramics.com

plate

Little Aud Person Creations

Unique handmade belt buckles for men and women. Textile arts including fun unique aprons for adults and children.

www.etsy.com/shop/littleaud

apron


Little Cat Metals

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

silver jewelry

unWINEd

Wine bottles repurposed into beautiful and unique hand made items such as lamps, lanterns, incense bottles, garden art and more.

http://www.unwinedbottles.net/

bottles

Mountain to Seas Knits

http://www.mountaintoseas.com/

hats and scarves

Whimsy and Tea

Handwoven ktichen towels, napkins, and table-runners from Marilyn Webster in Conway, MA.

http://www.whimsyandtea.com/

napkins

 

Zucchini Fish

The artwork of Stefanie Valovic and Carey Marden. Stationery is the core of our company, but we also sell journals, luggage tags, prints, t-shirts and more.

http://www.zucchinifish.com/

bottles


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
  • Make Sauerkraut at Home with Lacto-fermentation
  • Wild Edibles Walk through the farm's wilder parts

 

Photos from the 2014 Festival:

Check out photos from the festival! If you have any you'd like to share with us, please send them to recipes@redfirefarm.com.

Tomato Festival Photos on Facebook
5K Tomato Trot Photos on Facebook

 

Vendor application link - vendors must be pre-approved by Events Organizer before filling out the form.

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