Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm
Red Fire Farm

RED FIRE FARM TOMATO FESTIVAL

Saturday, August 23, 2014

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!

Register for the 2014 Tomato Trot 5K!tomato trot 5k race

To Preregister ONLINE please fill out this form:

Online Registration for Tomato Trot 5K

To Preregister BY MAIL please print and fill out this form:

Paper Registration for Tomato Trot 5K

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.

Times and Results for the Tomato Trot 5K 2013.

Festival Schedule and Details For 2014

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
JJ Gonson - chef and leader at Cuisine En Locale, Somerville, MA
Lourdes Smith - Mozzarella cheesemaker and owner of Fiore di Nonno. Somerville, MA
(Times and other Chefs TBD)

WORKSHOPS in the barn tomato tasting(and outside)
Wild Edibles Walk
Flower Arranging with Red Fire Farm's Flower Grower. Please BYO flowers from the PYO patch to arrange!
Tomato Canning Workshop - learn to can your own tomatoes!
(Times and other workshops TBD)

On the MUSIC STAGE
Ephemeral String Band
Larry Dulong & Random Sighting
Tim Eriksen & the Trio de Pumpkinland
(Times to be TBD)

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.

TIM ERIKSEN
& TRIO:

"Stark songs and breakneck picking"
The New York Times

"One of the best voices
in music"
T Bone Burnett

Don't miss his show!!

(click image for website and music samples!)

Tim Eriksen

The
EPHEMERAL STRING BAND:

Old time traditionals
that sound like summer

(click image for website and music samples!)

Ephemeral String Band

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.

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

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

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

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

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


Jilly Mama's

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

jilly mamas


Dancing Bears Soap Emporium

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

soap


Little Cat Metals

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

silver jewelry


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

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!