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17th Annual Tomato Festival
17th Annual Red Fire Farm Tomato FestivalSaturday August 26th, with more tastings on Sunday August 27thEvery year, we have an unbelievable selection of amazing and often award-winning tomatoes for you to taste. It’s a great day at the farm, with everything from our first tomato themed dinner, to cooking demonstrations to live music, to crafters and tasty vittles made from local produce. Come and visit the Granby farm!SATURDAY 8/26 Festival is open 12-6 PM.Saturday Admission, $5, kids under 8 free.Cooking Workshops and WalksWild Edibles Walks around the wild parts of the farm to learn how to ID tasty wild things.Culinary Herbs as Healers: Learn the many medicinal uses of common kitchen herbs with Susan Pincus from Sawmill Herb Farm. Getting Stacked and Sauced with Tomatoes- raw and cooked recipe ideas and nutrition tips with Be WellnessA More than 100-Year-Old Recipe for Green Tomato Relish with Wilhelmina Ryan, includes water-bath canning technique.Music and Performance StageLarry Dulong and Random SightingsMore to come, stay tuned… Artisan and Food VendorsAuntie Cathie’s Kitchen with cupcakes and more.Grilled farm-fresh corn, watermelon lemonade, ice cream and such. Pick Your Own – Organic Cherry Tomatoes and More!Fresh flowers, herbs for drying, cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, hot peppers, and more. And the HEIRLOOM AND SLICER TOMATO TASTING12:00pm-6:00pm All afternoon in the Tasting Tent20 varieties of organic slicing and heirloom tomatoes to try!TOMATO FEST DINNER - SATURDAY EVESaturday August 26, 2017 at 6pmA multi-course feast on the farm created by Wheelhouse, featuring specialty varieties of tomatoes in each dish.Pre-order dinner tickets online, $60-65.SUNDAY 8/27Free and open to the public.Cherry Tomato Tasting10-20 types of delicious cherry tomatoes to taste!Pick Your Own – Organic Cherry Tomatoes and More!Fresh flowers, herbs for drying, cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, hot peppers, and more. For more information, please visit: www.redfirefarm.com/event/tomato_festival_2017/Or call 413-467-7645.

When: Aug 26, 2017 12pm to Aug 26, 2017 6pm in Granby, MA
Cost: Fest Admission: $5.00 Adults, Children under 8 are free.

Tomato Fest Dinner on the Farm

Red Fire Farm Hosts its first Tomato Dinner.Saturday August 26, following the 17th Annual Tomato Festival, enjoy a special evening on the farm, with a multi-course meal featuring specialty tomato varieties all throughout! Learn the flavors of some of our favorite tomatoes in the peak of their season. A perfect summery dinner to celebrate tomatoes, created by the farm-to-table masters at Wheelhouse.Starts at 6pm. Served outside in the fields, weather permitting. Rain location is in the big beautiful Granby barn.Pre-order tickets now to reserve places at the meal!For tickets visit: http://www.redfirefarm.com/event/tomato-fest-dinner/

When: Aug 26, 2017 6pm to Aug 26, 2017 8pm in Granby, MA

Farm to Table: Red Fire Farm

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017 Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm Place: Red Fire Farm, 7 Carver Street Granby, MA Cost: $80 Event Web Site: https://www.foodbankwma.org/events/farmtotable After a day of hiking, leafing peeping or pumpkin picking, you’ll want to be sure to join us for this quintessential New England autumn event at Red Fire Farm in Granby. Wheelhouse Farm Truck and Catering will be preparing a delicious multi-course meal using the bounty from the certified organic farm. Not only will you be led on a tour of the CSA farm, you’ll also engage in a discussion about the partnerships local farms maintain with The Food Bank, and how their healthy produce makes its way to underserved communities throughout western MA through our Mobile Food Bank program. We are proud of our longstanding relationship with area farmers, who partner with The Food Bank to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food, regardless of their circumstances. Last year, one million of the ten million pounds we distributed was grown right here in the Pioneer Valley by 28 local farms. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Food Bank of Western MA. Together, with your support, we can continue to cultivate these partnerships and put more fresh food on dinner tables across our region. Schedule 3PM - Arrive and gather.3:15 PM - Tour of Mountainview Farm.3:45 PM - Guests take their seats.4PM - First course served and speaker.5:30 PM - Concludes formal part of event and guests gradually depart.Menu- TBD Please let us know well in advance if you have any food allergies, and we'll do our best to accommodate. Attire Outdoor casual with comfortable shoes. Rain Policy Should there be inclement weather, we will choose whether to move dinner inside the barn or to reschedule.

When: Oct 8, 2017 3pm in Granby, MA

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About Granby, MA
Granby Massachusetts is a small rural town settled in 1727, located northeast of Springfield and south of Amherst in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts.

Visit some of the local icons such as the historic site where the Old Grist Mill and Water Wheel once stood and the Granby Charter Days at Dufresne Park or many of the local farms offering fresh produce and homemade items.

There are a number of Granby's original Greek revival homes including the town hall building and Granby Public library and the original meeting house green where farmer's markets as well as the art and craft festivals and other town functions happen. Come see the beautiful scenery of the Holyoke Mountain Range or watercolors of the autumn leaves of the Pioneer Valley.

Granby is surrounded by five colleges - Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts and has a diverse selection of cultural and historical experiences.

Granby is about 15 miles northeast of Springfield and 45 miles west of Worcester about 85 miles west of Boston and 150 miles from New York City.