Bitesize: Totally Terrific Tomato Festival


Posted 1 month ago in Food & Drink Features

NCH – 25 sep-3 oct-22 Desktop

The last weekend in August sees a very special festival celebrating the colourful diversity of all things tomato.

As over sixty different growers get ready to display almost a hundred different varieties of the hardy fruit at Airfield Estate, stiff competition is expected across a number of categories, not least that of “ugliest” tomato, which often produces some fascinating and unusual specimens.

There are also a number of tasting demonstrations and workshops to look forward to, including a much-anticipated talk about seed growing and breeding new tomato varieties by Jason Horner of the GAIA foundation, and an interactive taste experience with Dr. Emma Feeney of UCD.

Festival founder Nicky Kyle says that this unique community festival celebrates its tenth birthday at a time when the issue of global food security has never been more relevant.

“The current war in Ukraine is showing us just how dangerous it is to allow control of valuable global commodities to be concentrated in too few hands. The war is urgently highlighting that we can and must find alternatives to oil – but there is no alternative to food. We all need to eat!”

August 27th and 28th.

Pre-book via airfield.ie

@airfieldestate

NEWSLETTER

The key to the city. Straight to your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter.

SEARCH

DTF 22 – MPU sep 24-okt 16
National Museum Exhibitions MPU #1

NEWSLETTER

The key to the city. Straight to your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter.