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
 
5pm-9pm 
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.

Meanwhile:

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