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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!

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

The 2014 Tomato Trot 5K! 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.

Thanks to all the runners for 2014 - Beautiful race!

Check out 2014 Race Photos on Facebook.

Times and Results for the Tomato Trot 5K 2014.

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
12:00 PM - Alan Rifkin - outdoor cooking, demonstrating making tomato sauce and sun dried tomatoes
1:15 PM - JJ Gonson - chef and leader at Cuisine En Locale, Somerville, MA
3:45 PM - Lourdes Smith - How to Make Fresh Mozzarella by mozzarella cheesemaker and owner of Fiore di Nonno, Somerville

WORKSHOPS in the barn tomato tasting(and outside)
1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM - Wild Edibles Walk with Felix Lufkin
1:15 PM - Painting for the Poster with artist Shannon McCarthy
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!
4:00 PM- Flower Arranging with Kiersten Wulff, Red Fire Farm's Flower Grower. Please BYO flowers from the PYO patch to arrange!

On the MUSIC STAGE
11:00 AM - Indian Classical Music with Sitar by Mike Jarjoura and Tabla by Max Armen
12:00 PM - Larry Dulong and Band
1:45 PM - The Ephemeral String Band
3:30 PM - Tim Eriksen and Trio de Pumpkintown

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 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, 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

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


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

RED FIRE FARM

Roasted Corn and Grilled Potatoes with fixin's

 

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

Two Dog Baskets

Hand woven baskets of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Miniature baskets created using waxed linen thread, cotton thread, glass and metal beads.


www.facebook.com/TwoDogsBaskets

basket

A-Door-Ables

Handmade pinafores for girls, and specialty kitchen towels in fun designs.

www.etsy.com/people/Paulascoot

pinafore

Black Moon Talismans

Re-purposed vintage jewelry that encases items such as seaweed, moss, bones, insects, etc.
One of a kind pieces that bring good luck!

www.etsy.com/shop/BlackMoonTalisman

jewelry

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


Dancing Bears Soap Emporium

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

soap


Cinderloop

Handmade clothing, designed and sewn by Antoinette Indge, features innovative, versatile designs in jersey knits for women. Each piece is sewn at Antoinette's studio in Lowell, MA.
http://www.cinderloop.com/

shirts


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

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
  • 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!