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Mark Your Calendars for TOMATOMANIA! 2011

The dates for the 21st TOMATOMANIA! sales in California have been announced, and for those who grow their own tomatoes and enjoy discovering new varieties, these are events not to be missed. This year, sales […] Read More >>>

TOMATOMANIA! 2010

The dates for the 20th TOMATOMANIA! sales in California have been announced. These are perennial favorites for Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends, and a consistently great source for a stunning array of tomato […] Read More >>>

The 2009 Hollywood Farmers’ Market Peak of Summer Tomato Festival

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 […] Read More >>>

In the News… Friday, August 14, 2009 (part 1)

There’s lots of news of interest to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends in recent days, so this update will be in two parts: † “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch”: Michael Pollan’s […] Read More >>>

TOMATOMANIA! and a class for San Fernando Valley Tomato-Growers

Thanks to Judi Bikel for spotting the following announcement in this weekend’s “Daily Dish” in the Los Angeles Times: Scott Daigre, one of the developers of Tomatomania!, will teach a class on tomato selection and […] Read More >>>

Peak of Summer Tomato Festival and The Heirloom Tomato Book Signing

Our friends at The Cook’s Library have alerted us that Amy Goldman, author of The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table will sign copies on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. Copies […] Read More >>>

Tomatomania! Tasting

The passionate organizers of Tomatomania! invite those of you enjoying your homegrown tomatoes to join them and other tomatomaniacs for a Tomatomania! Tasting: When: Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 10:00am until 12:00noon Where: The new […] Read More >>>

Fallout from the Tomato Fiasco

Thanks to Carolyn Lochhead of the San Francisco Chronicle for examining the effect of the salmonella outbreak–and its unclear origins–on California’s tomato growers: By the time the Food and Drug Administration cleared tomatoes Thursday in […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, July 3, 2008

† What’s Going on with Tomatoes? The New York Times is not alone in asking what’s going on with tomatoes, and are they really the key to the salmonella outbreaks that have been reported in […] Read More >>>

Tomatomania! Time Draws Near

Tomatomania!TM, the country’s largest tomato seedling sale, will be celebrating its 18th year with several events in southern California starting in late March. More information about Tomatomania’s offerings and schedule are available on the Tomatomania […] Read More >>>

Hollywood Farmers’ Market Peak of Summer Tomato Festival 2007

Our friends at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market have alerted us that they will host their annual Peak of Summer Tomato Festival on Sunday, September 2, 2007 during the normal market hours (8:00am-1:00pm). This annual event […] Read More >>>

In the News… Friday, July 6, 2007

† “The Debate Over Subsidizing Snacks”: That’s the title of an article by Marian Burros published in the New York Times on the Fourth of July. If you’ve passed on reading other articles about the […] Read More >>>