Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Harvest Festival at Monticello

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Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
Fabulous Beekman Boys, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Amish Paste, Abe Lincoln: Do you know how many kinds of tomatoes there are in the world? While no one has an exact number, join us at this year's Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello to taste more than 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes alongside a few dozen heirloom peppers and melons - including Craig LeHoullier's Dwarf Project Tomatoes! LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and the person who introduced the Cherokee Purple tomato to the world, will also be one of the many legendary seed savers swapping his seeds, knowledge and experiences at the 9th annual Heritage Harvest Festival Seed Swap. You just might also score a few seeds from Ira Wallace, author of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, Ellen Ogden, co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog, Michael Judd, founder of Ecologia, LLC, Edible & Ecological Landscape Design and Project Bona Fide, Nan Chase, author of Drink the Harvest, or Rodger Winn, certified organic grower and producer of heirloom seed varieties for various seed companies.

Special Thursday Epic Tomatoes!

Join Craig LeHoullier, Nan Chase, and Ira Wallace for a remarkable afternoon at Montalto, Jefferson's "high mountain," for informative presentations, a question-and-answer session, book signings, and an exclusive tasting preview of tomatoes featured at HHF 2015. Also sample an assortment of delicious beverages and sweet and savory treats made with tomatoes, herbs, unusual fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown in the trial gardens at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Thomas Jefferson's gardens at Monticello. Reserve your special Thursday tickets NOW! >>

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