Tomato season is upon us, folks, and the East Nashville Farmers Market Tomato Throwdown is coming your way. On August 5th, 2015, from 3:30 to 7pm, tomato growers of East Nashville will unite with local farmers and judges to determine who has the best tasting tomatoes this side of the Cumberland River. Are you a tomato gardener? Enter to win First Place of the Tomato Throwdown, or simply come for tomato festival food, tomato games, and kids’ activities. Live music will be presented by the Basement East, and chef Hrant Arakelian from Holland House Bar and Refuge will be at the chef’s tent sampling tomato-inspired fare. Come dressed in your tomatoey-best to celebrate East Nashville’s favorite summer darling.
We know East Nashville has the best tomato gardeners in the city, and our market wants to see what you’re growing out there! Enter your best garden tomatoes in one of four categories for a chance to win prizes and accolades from the East Nashville Farmers Market. Simply pre-register your tomato entries by sending an email to TomatoThrowdown@EastNashvilleMarket.com with your full name, the variety of your tomato, and which category you are entering: Cherry, Heirloom, Hybrid, or Paste/Plum. You are allowed to enter more than one category, but only one tomato entry per category. (*There will be a $5 registration fee for each entry. All entry fees will be accepted at the registration tent.)
The East Nashville Farmers Market is also excited to have the participation of two of our top-level sponsors for our Tomato Throwdown—the Basement East and Holland House Bar and Refuge. The Basement East, East Nashville’s premier local music venue, will be presenting a line-up of local live musical acts, and chef Hrant Arakelian from Holland House Bar and Refuge will be preparing and sampling seasonal tomato bites at our chef’s tent. Also, visit the farmers’ market blind tomato-tasting booth and vote on which market tomatoes you think are the tastiest.
So get those ‘maters ready, gang, and we’ll see you August 5th, 2015 at the East Nashville Farmers Market Tomato Throwdown—a celebration of tomato gardeners, food, farmers, music, and fun!