Online advance ticket sales have ended, but we will have plenty of regular price tickets available when gates open at 5pm. Come down and party with us!
Also? We got 700 lbs of heirloom tomatoes for the tasting! We'll have them for sale, as well.
They're mostly Cherokee Purples, Red and Yellow Brandywines, and German Stripers from the esteemed Shawn Thackeray's farm on Wadmalaw Island, SC.
We also got some pretty Homestead tomatoes from Sumter Organic Co-Op, plus some gorgeous little Yellow Teardrops that are hard to stop tasting, trust us.
See y'all there!
The 3rd Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival
Join Columbia’s progressive food community for a family-friendly, midsummer’s evening event with a free heirloom tomato tasting, live music, high quality food + drink vendors, tomato bobbing, tomato potluck, homegrown tomato contest, and old time festival fun!
The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival
Sunday July 15, 2012
$20 “Supporter” ticket & covered dish grants access to special VIP tomato potluck at 4pm.
Kids 12/under free with adult
$5 early advance discount $5 level sold out, thank you!
City Roots urban farm
1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia SC 29205
6:45pm Announcement of Tasty Tomato Contest winners
For links to each band's website, visit House of Cards Events' Tasty Tomato Festival page: http://www.houseofcardsevents.com/hoc1_003.htm
Wine: Fetzer earth-friendly wines
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ENTER THE TASTY TOMATO CONTEST
Presented by Sustainable Midlands!
Entries will be collected the Wednesday BEFORE the festival.
Tomato Contest Entries Due:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
At the All-Local Farmers Market
711 Whaley Street, Columbia SC 29201
Public Garden (school, church, community)
Grown by a Child
Please view all contest details: www.sustainablemidlands.org
Tasty Tomato Contest Judges: Amanda McNulty, ETV's "Making It Grow;" Jenks Farmer, Plantsman; Jennifer McCormick, Whole Foods; Lee Ann Kornegay, Filmmaker; Emile DeFelice, Owner, All-Local Farmers Market; Kristian Niemi, Chef/Owner Rosso Trattoria; Rodger Winn, Heirloom Tomato Grower; Kevin Blumfield, Rosewood Market; Tim Peters, Executive Chef, Motor Supply.
Celebrating Good, Clean and Fair foodways in the Midlands and beyond!
Interested in sponsorship? Contact Vanessa Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.301.2328. Vanessa Driscoll is the Logistics Director and Sponsor Relations Director for the 2012 festival.
Dogs are welcome at the festival if they are leashed and do not have a history of aggression in public. We love to party with our furry friends!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS!
Thank you to The City of Columbia, SC for its continued support of our mission: to highlight the biodiversity of foods, and to celebrate the restaurants, chefs, farmers, markets, backyard gardeners, green community leaders and citizens who make Columbia, SC a truly, madly, deeply, and famously HOT destination for all things sustainable and delicious.
Thank you to Whole Foods Market, Columbia, for major support!
Thank you to Skirt! Columbia Magazine for sponsoring!
Thank you to Taj Shiben of Studio Taj for partial sponsorship of our 2012 graphic design campaign!
Thank you to the SC USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SCNRCS), Organic Richland, and the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District for sponsoring the Sustainable Midlands "Faces of Local Food" education tent at the festival!
Thank you to American Harvest Organic Spirit for sponsoring our Bloody Mary bar! We're also excited that Spotted Salamander Catering, one of the SC's most sustainable caterers, is making their famous Bloody Mary mix for the festival!
Thank you to the sustainable winery, Fetzer, for sponsoring our wine offerings!
Thank you to the team at Bud Columbia for sponsoring the stage!
Thank you to Flock and Rally for partial sponsorship of PR, marketing and social media services!
Thank you to Steve Gibson of House of Cards Entertainment for serving as our Entertainment Director for the festival! Check out the cool bands lined up for us by Steve Gibson: http://www.houseofcardsevents.com/hoc1_003.htm
Thank you to Liquid Assets for providing our beverage service!
Thank you to the Free Times for helping us spread the word!
Thank you to Jasper Magazine for spreading the word in the arts community!
Thank you to Midlands Biz for getting the festival in front of the business community!
Thank you to our Official Festival Photographers for supporting our mission:
Jonathan Sharpe Photography
Forrest Clonts Studio
Thomas Hammond Photography
Molly Harrell Photography
Karla Turner Photography
Thank you to Rhett Talbert for helping spread the word and for designing some of our cool tomato potluck event signage!
Thank you to our sustainable chef sponsors for supporting the Tasty Tomato Contest and our VIP tomato potluck! These restaurants, caterers and chefs make a point of buying from local, sustainable farms, and we appreciate it!
Spotted Salamander Catering
Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Rosewood Market and Deli
Mr. Friendly's New Southern Cafe
Without community support, great happenings like The Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival just aren't possible. Thank you to everyone who has a hand in this thing! We truly appreciate it.
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Slow Food Columbia
Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.