This week at the East Nashville Farmers Market, we’re having a throwdown — a Tomato Throwdown! On August 5, 2015 from 3:30 to 7pm, tomato farmers and growers will unite to see who has the tastiest tomatoes. You be the judge! Come down to Shelby park and taste all that our local farmers have to offer — heirlooms, hybrids, cherries, paste/plums, and more! Plenty of local food trucks for Wednesday night dinner, and a killer musical line-up presented by the Basement East. Plus, Executive Chef Hrant Arakelian of Holland House Bar and Refuge will be giving a chef demonstration of two tomato-inspired dishes for our Throwdown attendees. So grab your shopping bags, listening ears, your favorite picnic blanket, and one giant appetite, because the East Nashville Farmers Market Tomato Throwdown 2015 is fun you do not want to miss!
First thing’s first, folks, let’s talk tomatoes! Our farmers and vendors will be providing the best for you to sample. The Porter House Bistro tent will be serving tomato BLT’s on their freshly-baked breads, and The Jones Press truck will be present with kid-friendly vegetarian paninis for our hungry crowds on the lawn. Soulful Soup will be serving chilled mason jars of fresh tomato gazpacho, and Fountain of Juice will offer bottles of ice-cold tomato juice to quench your thirst. And our favorite ice cream man, Bradley’s Curbside Ice Cream, may have a tomato trick or two up his frosty sleeve to help you and the little ones beat the summer heat.
We’d also like to mention our fantastic music line-up for this week’s Tomato Throwdown 2015. Our proud sponsors, the Basement East, has put together some amazing local acts for our market shoppers to enjoy. Starting at 3:30pm this Wednesday, you can find solo-artists Bill Eberle, Beau James, Darrin Bradbury, Jenny Leigh, and Kiely Schlesinger serenading our crowds on the grassy lawn. We are honored to have them as our guests and look forward to hearing their music drift through beautiful Shelby Park.
So jump on the tomato train and get on down to the East Nashville Farmers Market this week for the Tomato Throwdown 2015!