Heirloom Tomatoes: Tasting & Talk with Amy Hicks

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When

Thursday, July 10th / 6:00 to 7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Amy Hicks of Amy’s Garden

Amy’s Garden has been growing and selling great organic produce, plants and cut flowers since 1995. What began as an ambitious backyard hobby garden quickly blossomed into a full time farming career for husband and wife team Amy Hicks & George Ferguson. With the help of seasonal employees they now grow an amazingly diverse selection of vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on their organic farm in historic Charles City county, VA. The farm is also home to a small flock of laying hens, the occasional pig or two and one very cute beagle.

Amy’s Garden sells their USDA Certified Organic produce and flowers at Ellwood Thompson’s, local farmers markets in Richmond and Williamsburg, and offers the only Certified Organic CSA option in the area.

Description

It’s that time of year in Richmond when temperatures climb, you all but have to swim through the humidity, and tomatoes are prime for the pickin’! If you don’t grow your own, Amy Hicks of Amy’s Garden has got you covered. She’ll be in our Community Room with a variety of her own USDA Certified Organic, locally grown, heirloom and heritage variety tomatoes to guide you through this juicy tasting. Hear the unique perspective of being an organic farmer from the grower herself as she discusses the life as a small-scale organic farmer. Plus, you’ll enjoy the fruits of her labor as she explains the difference between these summer favorites and maybe discover a favorite variety of your own! She’ll also have some tomatoes for sale, pop-up farmer’s market style, so you can be sure to take some home for yourself.

Cost

$5

Capacity

40

Register for class

There is limited seating for this tasting & talk so you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class below.


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Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525 or email Taylor at trichardson@ellwoodthompsons.com.

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