Friday, July 20, 2012

Third Thursday Farm Day: Tomato Fest at Need More Acres

Last night, before all the storms rolled in, we spent the evening at the Heirloom Tomato Fest at Need More Acres. We had so much fun and it's so nice to have events like this and all the other Third Thursday Farm Days that bring the community closer together.
The Howell family opened up their home to lots and lots of people. They even let the community paint a huge mural on the side of their barn!
Seth and Bryan painted part of a tomato.
There was a silent action with beautiful artwork with proceeds benefiting the Howell family's work with Global Water Issues.
Of course, I was drawn to the chickens and I thought it was very fitting for them to be munching on a big pile of tomato scraps.
There was lots of local food. Home Cafe and several Community Farmer's Market vendors like Hillbilly Grillers, Meltdown, Borderland Farms, and Esters Baked Goods had samples of food to try. We tried our best to stick to only Paleo foods, but we couldn't resist trying a sample of ice cream.
Seth had a big time playing at the kid's table and on the swing set while Bryan was learning all about how to grow food more efficiently from Nathan Howell.
 Since it was a tomato fest, we got to try lots of varieties of heirloom tomatoes. 
They were very yummy!
It was such a delightful evening!

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