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Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival 2011
City Roots Farm
Columbia, SC
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Our online ticket sales have sold out! There will be a very limited number of tickets for sale (cash only) at the gate starting at 5:30pm on Sunday, July 17 at City Roots! Festival opens officially at 6pm. Please note: All potluck tickets have sold out.


Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival 2011
Sustainable Midlands and Slow Food Columbia present:
The 2nd Annual Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival!

Advance Discount Tickets: http://bit.ly/TastyTomato
Info: http://www.tastytomatofest.org

Prefer to buy tix via phone? Call Brown Paper Tickets directly! 1-800-838-3006

Sunday, July 17, 2011
$10 advance/$15 gate, kids free
VIP tomato potluck 4:30-5:30pm ($20 + bring dish)
City Roots urban sustainable farm
1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia SC 29205
Free parking!

Do you love tomatoes, music, good food + drink and old time festival fun? Come celebrate local food and the TOMATO, champion of the home garden!
Hashtags: #TastyTomato, #maters, #matersmatter

It's going to be a fantastic festival:

Live Americana + bluegrass by Tom Hall and The Plowboys
Jamie Beresford (live jazz)
Buck Stanley
Lunch Money (wildly popular kids' band, former members of The Verna Cannon)
Big Dixie (one of these guys cooks at Caffe Strudel!)
Sparkling folk + cool old gold by DJs Steve Gibson + Scott Padgett

Cash bar & Cola's tastiest food vendors:

Cold SC-brewed beer + icy white wine spritzers by The Whig + Barefoot Wines
Ridic crispy pork belly BLTs w/fried green 'maters by Bone-In Artisan BBQ on Wheels http://www.artisanbbqtruck.com
Fresh, tasty tacos, hand pies, Bloody Mary mix + tomato pies by Spotted Salamander Catering http://www.spottedsalamandercatering.com
Heirloom tomato tasting
Heirloom tomato sandwich bar sponsored by Suzi Sheffield and Beautiful Briny Sea Salts

PLUS: The Return of the Awesomest Festival Activities Ever:

Tomato bobbing! "Chuck the Commercial Tomato" skee-ball!
(Discarded 'maters will be fed to City Roots' free-range chickens with lots of love and clucks)
Back by request, our Kids' Art Area by S & S Art Supply, Main Street's independent source for art supplies!

9pm free screening: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Throw those picnic blankets + camp chairs in your car and come on!

Joyrides w/Capital Pedicab (or just a ride to your car; why not?)  (803) 271-0458

Bring whole foods to donate to The Food Boutique, Columbia's new healthy alternative food bank!

Bring your old plastic flower pots to recycle, and bring your old-timey light bulbs to switch out for eco-friendly ones -- for free, thanks to the Richland County Light Bulb exchange!

Winners of our Homegrown Tomato Contest will be announced at the Festival!

Best Big Red
Best Big Yellow
Best Unusual Tomato (striped, purple, etc)
Best Small
Best School/Community Garden

View all the luscious entries here:


OUR MISSION: To highlight the taste superiority of the sustainably grown tomato, to celebrate the bio-diversity of foods, and to gather our progressive South Carolinian food community for a relaxed, family-friendly party!


The list is growing every day:


The City of Columbia (http://www.columbiasc.net)
Earth Fare Market (http://www.earthfare.com/OurStores/Columbia.aspx)
The Jam Room Recording Studio (http://www.jamroomstudio.com)
Barefoot Wines (http://www.barefootwines.com)
The Half and Half (http://www.thehalfandhalf.com)
The Whig (http://thewhig.org)


Celebrations Event Rentals (http://www.celebrationssc.com)
S&S Art Supply (http://www.sandsartsupply.com)
Sun Printing (http://www.sun-inc.com)
Capital Pedicab (http://www.facebook.com/capitalpedicab)  
The Shop Tart (http://www.theshoptart.com)
WXRY Radio, The Independent Alternative (http://www.wxry.org)
Suzi Sheffield and Beautiful Briny Sea Salts (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-Briny-Sea/157240431005788)
Forrest Clonts Photography (http://www.forrestcstudio.com)
Vanessa Driscoll, The Southern Greenie (http://www.thesoutherngreenie.com)
Rodger's Heirloom Tomatoes (http://www.rodgersheirlooms.com/)


Rosewood Market and Deli (http://www.RosewoodMarket.com)
Woodley's Garden Center (http://www.woodleygardencenter.com)
American Harvest Organic Spirit (http://americanharvestspirit.com)

We are so thankful for your support!



City Roots Farm
1005 Airport Blvd
Columbia, SC 29205
United States



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