Archive for July, 2019

The ELEVENTH Annual Tomato Tasting and much, much more!


Well, needless to say this has been very different growing year!  With the heavy rains in May, the peak of tomato variety ripeness will be a bit later this year I think.  For this reason, we’re moving the date of the 11th Annual Tomato Tasting to Sunday, August 18th.  more details on that to follow.


We’re going to start the KCTT Totally Tomato week off on Thursday, August 15th at Rose Hill Garden’s Courtyard event space.  This is located in Martin City and is a lovely venue for a very special night.  I am partnering with Cindy Reynolds of Somerset Ridge Winery and Chef Brett Atkinson of Indulge Catering to bring you a true tasting of summer with an Heirloom Tomato Experience!!!!  I’ll be doing an in-depth instruction and evaluation session with several varieties of tomatoes.  We’ll learn about each variety and sample them to learn about their unique colors, textures, and flavor profiles.  Chef Brett will be creating at least three tomato themed small plate dishes for you to sample and each one will be paired with wines from Somerset Ridge.  This special event will cost $50 per person and will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Seating is limited.  This is an adults only event.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


The following evening on August 16th, we’ll have our annual KCTT tomato dinner at Jasper’s Ristorante.  Chef Jasper Mirabile will astound our palates with a full course of tomato themed Italian dishes.  We’ve done this dinner for several years and he always delivers some creative, beautiful, and delicious cuisine!  The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Cost will be $45 for Slow Food KC members and $50 for non Slow Food KC members.  A portion of the proceeds will go toward’s Slow Food KC‘s efforts to promote local gardens, chefs, and other charitable groups that meet our mission.  Call 816-941-6600 to make reservations for this dinner.  Seating is limited.


Sunday morning 9 a.m – 11 a.m., August 18th we’ll have our 11th Annual KCTT Tomato Tasting at The Local Pig.  The location has changed to the City Market and I think everyone is going to love the new space.  There is plenty of parking within a 2-3 minute walk.  The patio is large with plenty of seating, shade, and fans to keep us more comfortable.  This event is free of charge and family friendly!  Please, please, please bring any ripe tomato varieties you may have at the time to add to the diversity of the tasting table.   The very popular potluck table is only successful because of all of you that bring those tomato themed dishes for folks to share.  We welcome all comers to the tasting, but really love those that bring what they can to share with fellow tomato lovers! Recipe cards are always welcome if you can provide them.



At high noon on Sunday the 18th we’ll have our Third Annual Slow Food KC BLT Challenge!  This is a fundraiser for Slow Food KC and there are many ways to participate!  Click the following links for all the information!  2019 Slow Food KC’s BLT

2019 Slow Food KC’s BLT Challenge (2)

BLT Challenge (1)


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