It’s that time of the summer when our friends at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market organize their annual Peak of Summer Tomato Festival. This year’s event will be held this Sunday, September 13, 2009 during normal market hours (8:00am-1:00pm). This annual event celebrates the incredible bounty of tomatoes available during the summer season at the market. It is free and open to the public.
The quintessential summertime fruit (or vegetable depending on your school of thought) in the market is the tomato. Available in a rainbow of colors far beyond the stereotypical red, tomatoes color the market with their pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, and even black and white hues. Each summer, the market’s farmers grow old favorites and new varieties of tomatoes, each with their own unique flavor and texture.
Free samples of 30+ tomato varieties will be available for sampling from 9:00am until noon. Adam Schell will sign copies of his work, Tomato Rhapsody from 9:00am until noon. The Farmer’s Kitchen will also feature a tomato-focused menu for those who want follow their tasting with a more substantial meal.
The Hollywood Farmers’ Market is located on Ivar and Selma Avenues between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards every Sunday from 8:00am until 1:00pm. The Market is operated by Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) as a nonprofit community activity.