The weekend is almost here and there is so much going on this weekend that you have no excuse for showing up to work next week without something to report. Try checking out one (or both!) of these great family-friendly, all-about-food events.
Capay Tomato Festival 2009 – If you like tomatoes, picnics and music, then this is the event for you! Pack a picnic and spend your Saturday evening relaxing on Farm Fresh To You’s farm during the Capay Tomato Festival 2009 – an heirloom tomato tasting and benefit concert hosted by Farm Fresh To You with proceeds going to The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.
The night will kick off at 5:00pm and will include an heirloom tomato tasting, silent auction, regional artwork and of course lots of delicious food and local wine. And, while you’re picnicking, enjoy some great music by West Nile Ramblers, a bluegrass band straight out of Davis, and The Bob Woods Trio, a Sac-based rockabilly band.
More event details are available on the Farm Fresh To You Web site.
31st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival – Calling all garlic lovers! Visit the 31st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival this weekend (July 24-26) and you will be in the presence of 2,000 pounds of garlic being used in ways you probably could never have imagined.
The main attraction of this year’s event will be the Garlic Showdown on Sunday, hosted by Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” star Fabio Viviani in which four prominent Bay Area chefs will match up in an “Iron Chef” competition on the official cook-off stage.
Other garlic-focused fun going on throughout the weekend includes the popular Gourmet Alley, hourly cooking seminars, the Great Garlic Cook-Off, live music, a children’s area, arts & crafts from across the country and, of course, a chance to meet the newly crowned 2009 Miss Gilroy Garlic Queen!