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Organic Tomato U Pick & Picnic with Slow Food East Bay!
Mariquita Farms
Hollister, CA
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Organic Tomato U Pick & Picnic with Slow Food East Bay!
Come pick your own tomatoes with Slow Food East Bay!

You may have heard that this year's crop has been a little slow off the ground (Oliveto even had to postpone their famous tomato dinners - though they are now on the calendar for September 18th-21st, if you want to book your spots.  No pressure, of course, just sayin').  But that late harvest benefits us, as we will be sure to have lots of choose from. (And yes, we do mean LOTS - varieties we've had access to in the past included Cherokee Purple and Cherokee Green, Pink and Yellow Brandywines Striped German, Beefsteak, San Marzano, and both Dry-Farmed and Irrigated Principe Borghese!)

So if the mention of 20 pound boxes of juicy red (& orange & yellow & black!) orbs make your mouth salivate and thoughts begin to dance in your head of 'fresh' heirloom tomato sauce in dreary February, plan to join us once again at Mariquita Farm in Hollister. Arrive at the farm around 10:00 AM and pick your hearts content until noon, then join us for a potluck lunch, at around 1:30 PM, head home with your harvest! Farmer Andy is graciously offering these items for our picking pleasure:

*Organic Tomatoes at 75ยข/lb (exact availability could change, but most likely Beefsteak, Green Zebra, a few other heirlooms, San Marzanos and five kinds of cherry tomatoes)
*Dry Farmed Early Girls for $1.50/lb
*Padron Peppers for $2.00/lb

He reminds us that we all need to bring our own flat or bags for transport (important!).  Also, the farm stand will be open if you're in need of other veggies in the moment.  We will be emailing the exact farm entrane location to attendees the week before the event, and

We're asking for a $5 donation to SFEB in order to join us, payable when you sign up online (spots are limited!).  And then sit back, plan a seasonally appropriate potluck dish to add to the Slow Food potluck table, and dream of salsa and caprese salads and bloody marys and gazpacho and panzanella and....and...and...

We look forward to sharing in this labor of love & lycopene with you all!



Mariquita Farms (View)
Hollister, CA 95023
United States

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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