Sue and I attended the first Tomato Dinner at Zely and Ritz this past week - see the menu and schedule here. I will definitely be at the dinner with my daughter Sara on August 3....and not available (out of town) for the July 14 dinner. We are not sure about July 20 or 26.
This Sunday - July 10, I will be back on the radio talking with Niki Jabbour about tomatoes - 10:30 - 11 EST - you can listen live at the link here. We will be focusing on tomato care/troubleshooting, and progress on the season.
Then....I will be participating at A Southern Season cooking school on this coming Tuesday evening, July 12, at 6 PM - info can be found here. Marilyn at the school tells me there are still open spots. They are great fun, the facility there is incredible - and the food will be wonderful! People have a chance to hear about what Alex (Peregrine Farms) and I are up to and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. I expect to bring some tomatoes from my garden with me to discuss and taste as well! Please go to the link and sign up....hope to see you there!
Finally, I will be in Decorah Iowa speaking at the annual Seed Savers Exchange campout - info can be found here. I will be speaking on some of the "new" heirlooms I've been fortunate enough to either name, distribute, discover or help create! These can be thought of as "tomorrow's heirlooms" - the ones our grand kids will consider to be heirlooms!
Following that, we have Tomatopalooza 8, on Saturday July 23! Information can be found here.
And in between and after these activities, I hope to keep tending the garden, saving seed, and hopefully, canning as many quarts as we can manage!
Already counting the weeks and days until our two weeks at Ocracoke Island in October!
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