I was feeling the blues for a while there, but with last week's heavy share, I finally feel like a party! The rest of you in the DC region might have wet, soggy tomato plants, but our special, arid Upper Marlboro weather is giving you extra-flavorful tomatoes. You might not get as many pounds this year, but they make rich sauce with high lycopene and other phytonutrients.
2nd Annual Tomato Taste Test
Thursday August 21, 2014, 5:30pm (or as soon as you can get here) to 8:30pm.
For one night this year, your favorite farm gets to charm you in the evening, too--superb food with pastures and fireflies as your view. We'll sample tomatoes, eat a great meal, drink a fine, herb-infused cocktail, and end it all with a decadent dessert. We had a great time last year, and this year should be even better.
We'll sell a limited number of tickets in advance--no more than we can confidently seat under cover in case of rain. We'll let more of you buy tickets at the last minute when the sky is confidently clear. (Since this is the year we're in some kind of perpetual rain shadow, we're not too worried.) All tickets are $50. There's no need to sign up on line or by e-mail. Just be one of the first to hand us a check (made out to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation) or cash, and we'll make sure you have a seat.
Would you rather help than pay for a ticket? We'll take it! You can help us with the early shift (set up and serve), the late shift (serve and clean), or something special. For example, we are looking for an Event Statistician, who can tabulate the data. And if you are an amateur or professional chef, you might wish to contribute a dish (we'll provide the vegetables). Volunteer slots are limited, so sign up in advance.
I can't wait to see you there!
Your farmer, Carrie