TomatoFest Potluck Supper

August 31, 2010 at 2:45 pm

A while back, I boasted of the Local Family’s Asparagus Challenge.  Eating asparagus is a seasonal treat, and it’s worth it to taut heavy aspara-use.  On the other hand, I’ve probably had a tomato a day for a while now.  I’m not calling that a challenge.  I mean the only thing I would find challenging would be to eat a tomato in January.  What better way to celebrate awesome tomato-ness than with Slow Food Chicago and their 3rd Annual TomatoFest Potluck.  Beyond the good food, the event will benefit preSERVE, a community garden in North Lawndale in partnership with the North Lawndale Greening Committee, NeighborSpace, the Chicago Honey Co-Op, and Slow Food Chicago.  It’s also your chance to show off your home grown tomatoes!   

Bring your favorite potluck dish to share– appetizer, main course or dessert. We encourage you to use tomatoes in your contribution, but if you don’t, that’s fine too! 

 Bring your chair! 

 Organically grown wine provided by Candid Wines

 Beer & soft drinks donated by Goose Island Brewery  

Chicago Honey Coop is an urban apiary dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices. This West Side bee farm houses about 100 chemical-free hives on the site of the original Sears headquarters.  Tours of the apiary and the preSERVE garden will be given, and we will harvest black eyed peas and crowder beans.  Bee Etiquette: Please wear light colored clothing and a hat. Don’t wear perfumes or colognes or scents.

Where & When
Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:30-8:30 pm
Chicago Honey Coop
3740 W. Fillmore
$10.00 for Slow Food members and Honey Coop members + side dish or dessert.
$15.00 for non-members + side dish or dessert.Children are free

Reservations required at Brown Paper Ticket


Volunteer at TomatoFest and get in free!


Buy a Sandwich, Build a Garden, our fundraiser for the preSERVE garden!


Rain Date:  

Friday, September 10th, 5:30-8:30 pm