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Sixth annual Capay Tomato Festival showcases the heirloom tomato

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From page A5 | June 27, 2013 |

Visitors to the Capay Tomato Festival can vote for the best heirloom tomato. Courtesy photo

Farm Fresh To You invites community members to the sixth annual Capay Tomato Festival at its Capay Organic farm.

The festival runs from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13, with a full slate of activities for all ages, including heirloom and cherry tomato tastings, farm tours and live music throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Attendees are invited to camp overnight in the farm orchards. Event proceeds benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Nonprofit for Sustainable Agriculture.

The nonprofit gives an annual scholarship to a high school senior who plans to pursue a career related to sustainable agriculture. KBNP also donates school supplies to farm worker families in the Capay Valley. Last year, it distributed 443 backpacks full of school supplies to area students.

“We welcome the public to our farm for the biggest event of our farm tour season,” said Thaddeus Barsotti, farmer and co-owner of Farm Fresh To You. “There’s nothing like the taste of just-harvested heirloom tomatoes to celebrate the bounty of summer. The Capay Tomato Festival is our farm’s mission in action — connecting people with the land that grows their food.”

Visitors may taste approximately 10 heirloom tomato varieties. The 2012 heirloom tomato tasting winner was Brandywine, with the Sungold variety taking the cherry tomato category.

In addition to tasting all of the farm’s tomato varieties, visitors may purchase tacos, pizzas and sandwiches from local purveyors. All menu items are made with farm produce. Caffé Italia’s mobile pizza oven will return with its farm-fresh pizzas and salads. The Wicked ‘Wich food truck will make its debut at the festival, selling farm-fresh sandwiches. Elote corn will be roasted with a special glaze. Pop Nation ice pops will provide refreshing treats. Local wine and beer also will be sold. All food and drink costs extra.

Guests are also encouraged to bring their own picnics, and the event will feature a “Best Guest Picnic Contest.” Farm staff will roam the event, looking for the best-looking picnic. The picnic contest winner will receive three complimentary Farm Fresh To You deliveries.

Live music will be provided by Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players (4 p.m.), Miss Lonely Hearts (6:30 p.m.) and Old Man Markley (9 p.m.).

Tickets are on sale now through Wednesday, July 10, for $20 per person (children ages 12 and under are free). After July 10, tickets will be sold at the door for $25 per person.

To purchase tickets, visit http://capaytomato2013.eventbrite.com or call 1-800-796-6009 with any questions. The farm is at 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay.

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