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Tomato Basil Festival
Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm MST
Summer is here! Sun ripened tomatoes are aplenty and fragrant, and sweet basil is abundant. Come celebrate the taste of summer on Saturday, July 22nd at the Oro Valley Farmers Market and Sunday, July 23rd at the Rillito Park Farmers Market. Enjoy some of the season’s finest: artisan breads, chilled gazpacho, heirloom tomatoes, tomato jams, roasted tomatoes, basil pasta, lasagna, and specialty basil infused soaps! Take home fresh bundles of basil from the market and basil drenched olive oil for your pantry. Gather fresh tomato and basil recipes for your collection at home, and visit the market info booth for information about vendor specials!
Before shopping the Farmers Market visit our Food Demonstration Booth to sample the best flavors of basil and tomato. Then see the diverse bounty of local fresh tomatoes from our farmers including Markley Farms, Larry’s Veggies, Backyard Gardening and Growing, High Energy Agriculture, La Oesta Gardens, Richcrest Farms, Sleeping Frog Farms, and Southwinds Farms. Enjoy live music on Saturday with Michael P. and on Sunday from The Fourth Street Stringband. As if that is not enough, we also have the good pleasure of welcoming Deborah Tenino of Contigo Latin Kitchen to host a featured Chef Demo serving gazpacho using market fresh ingredients! The market is open from 8am to 12noon and tomato tastings will start at 9am.
Heirloom Farmers Markets has been serving the greater Tucson area for more than a decade, and operates the largest farmers market system in Southern Arizona. Since receiving its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, Heirloom has been moving forward on a host of initiatives that will directly support locally owned and operated fresh food businesses, increase public involvement, and support community health and wellness. With national interest in farmers markets at an all-time high, Heirloom is committed to developing farmers market systems as centers of sustainable local food economies and community life.
Heirloom Farmers Markets operates four urban, green markets that are open 52 weeks a year. These markets provide a direct connection to more than 150 vendors with deep roots in Baja Arizona, including farms, ranches, nurseries, bakeries, specialty foods producers, and artisans. The markets are open from 9am to 1pm October through March, and 8am to 12pm April through September. For more information visit www.heirloomfm.org.
➢ Wednesday Farmers & Artisans Market – Green Valley Village – 101 S. La Canada Dr, Green Valley, AZ 85614
➢ Friday Market – Trail Dust Town – Home of Pinnacle Peak, 6541 East Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85715
➢ Saturday Market – Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
➢ Sunday Market – Rillito Park Food Pavilion, 4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718
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