1st Annual Tomato Fest!

Saturday - August 22, 2015

Noon - 5:00 pm

Tickets are only $10!
~ Walk ups welcome ~
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Location: Michigan Heirlooms - 209 E Wardlow Road, Highland, MI 48356

Join us in celebrating our passion for growing, nurturing and enjoying the flavors of heirloom tomatoes, peppers and more. This first annual MichiganHeirlooms.com Tomato Fest offers you the opportunity to see, taste and talk with other tomato lovers and to plan for next year. You will be able to pre-order your plants for next season. Tickets for this event are $10. Come spend the afternoon with fellow gardeners - the greatest people on earth!

  • Live Music
  • Food Demonstrations - 4 chefs
  • BBQ Food Vendor
  • Raffles - win prizes
  • "You-Judge" Tomato Tasting
  • 300 Tomatoes on Display & Sample
  • 200 Peppers on Display & Sample
  • Guided Garden Tours
  • Gardening Q & A's - Four segments throughout the day
  • Commemorative 2015 Tomato Fest T-shirts Available for Purchase
  • See the New Greenhouse in Progress
  • Gift certificates available for next season with bonus added
  • and more!

11: 45 am : DOORS OPEN

Noon : COOKING DEMONSTRATION - Featuring Marcia Sommerville

12:45 pm : LIVE ON-AIR INTERVIEW with WHRF.fm (Listen here)

1 pm : GARDEN SEMINAR " Family Heirloom Reveal"

1:30 pm - COOKING DEMONSTRATION - Featuring Katelyn Dudley

2:30 pm : GARDEN SEMINAR " Food Preservation"

3 pm: COOKING DEMONASTRATION - Featuring Chef Eric & Jim Zech

4 pm : GARDEN SEMINAR " General Garden Q & A"


ALL DAY : Tomato tasting, BBQ vendor, live music, garden tours and the best part ... socializing with the best people on earth - gardeners!

Join in the sharing - BRING YOUR TOMATOES from your garden! Doesn't matter if it's one or twenty!

PARKING / HANDICAP ACCESS - The circle portion of the driveway, closest to the front of the house will remain open and accessible for drop off / pick up. However, there will be no parking allowed in this area.

BEVERAGES - Water and ice tea will be available throughout the day. Feel free to bring your own favorite!

PETS & CHILDREN - I love my Pug! But, please leave all furry family members at home. Kids: Being situated next to the railroad tracks and having a large open field immediately behind the house, please, please watch your small children closely!


Get your Commemorative 2015 Tomato Fest T-shirt at the event!

These quality tees are 100% cotton, pre-shrunk and are 'vintage-styled', which is a cross between the standard box cut and form-fitting.

ONLY $20

  Jena Van Wagner
In her soon to be released book titled,  Michigan's Heirloom Tomatoes, Jena will take you through the growing season and show how and why you should grow (and eat) heirloom tomatoes. You'll read stories of farmers, chefs and experts and their relationships with heirloom tomatoes. (PS - It's rumored that Michigan Heirlooms (me) will be featured in Chapter 2!)
  Terry Tassone
Seed vendor 
I'm very excited to have Terry here! Owner of Secret Seed Cartel, she is also an expert grower who features many seeds from around the world with special attention paid to the best and rarest to be found. She will have seeds available to purchase at the event.