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Annual Tomato Festival at Hollywood Farmers' Market - September 13. 2009

heirloom tomatoes
Tomatoes, Photo by Randy Lewis

Hollywood Farmers’ Markets annual Tomato Festival. A celebration of local agriculture and the great abundance and variety of tomatoes available at the market during the summer season: on Sunday, September 13, 2009 during normal market hours (8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).
At the peak of tomato season, the farmers are harvesting more than 30 varieties of tomatoes which color the market with their pink, orange, yellow, green, purple and even black and white hues. Every summer our farmers grow old favorites and new varieties of tomatoes, each with their own unique flavor and texture. In 2009, customers can expect to see varieties including Cherokee, Pineapple, Mango, Great White, Early Girl, Cherry, Brandywine, and Green Zebra. There will be a FREE tasting of the peak varieties!

Activities include:
CONTEST : First Annual Market Tomato Sauce Contest

Information on growing and preserving tomatoes at home.
Book signing with Adam Schell, author of Tomato Rhapsody, with a Summer Tomato Salad demonstration and sampling.
Hollywood Farmers' Market customer Tomato Sauce Contest. Enter your favorite sauce at the Information Booth by 10 a.m.
A special Farmer's Kitchen menu featuring market tomatoes.
Ask the Dietitian – healthy tomato based tips and recipes
Plus the market will still feature over 150 of the spectacular vendors you have come to enjoy!

Ivar & Selma Avenues
Between Hollywood & Sunset

Validated parking
available at
the Cinerama Dome.
$2 for 2 hours.
Validation available
at Information Booth