Tasty Tomato Festival date set! July 15, 2012, at City Roots farm in Columbia SC!

It's Mater Plannin' Time!

The El Burrito ladies ran a killer heirloom mater sandwich bar!

The 3rd Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival 
presented by Slow Food Columbia and Sustainable Midlands 

Sunday, July 15, 2012
VIP tomato potluck 4pm
City Roots Urban Farm 
1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia SC 29205 

$5 super early discount tickets 
$10 advance / $15 at the gate
$20 Potluck + bring tomato dish w/at least one sustainable ingredient 
Kids 12 and under free 

Tickets on sale now at http://www.tastytomatofest.org.

Party Central on a hot summer evening. Boo-ya.
In the first year, we hoped for 150 people and over 300 flocked out. Was amazing!

In the second year, we hoped for 500-700.

Instead, 1200 ATTENDEES came out!

The support for our mission is incredible. Kudos to every single person who has helped make this newfangled food festival a reality and success! There is a giant groundswell to support Good, Clean and Fair foodways and the taste superiority of the homegrown, heirloom tomato!

OK. Things to start thinking about:

Feeding free-range chickens is fun.
1. Want to volunteer?

Want to take a leadership role?

Email tracieb@slowfoodcolumbia.org with your interest levels.

You can stake a claim and take ownership of something here -- it's very rewarding! So many of us can attest to that.

S&S Art Supply sponsored our kids' craft tent 2010 + 2011!
2. Want to sponsor?

In-kind donations, cash sponsorships -- we have a customized sponsor benefits package and can work with you to meet your goals.

To sponsor, contact Vanessa Driscoll at 828.301.2328 or vanessa@thesoutherngreenie.com.

We love our sponsors!
We are all about giving our sponsors lots of love on social media, in the press, and at the event.

Sponsoring is fun, easy, and a great way to assume a sense of ownership with our incredible team.

3. Suggestions for this year.

Comment below, make notes on our Facebook page, email us -- we want to hear from you! Some of the best ideas have come from y'all. Bring it.


LIKE the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival fan page: http://www.facebook.com/TastyTomatoFest

JOIN the Slow Food Columbia group page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_16629285309

LIKE the Sustainable Midlands fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainable-Midlands/198327726878200