Princeton is celebrating New Jersey organic tomatoes next Saturday.

'Festomato' will give you an opportunity to experience everything tomato from food to drinks, cooking demos and more.

Of course the celebration will include live music so get ready to party.

The festival is presented by Princeton Public Library and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey according to and will take place Saturday September 7th from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Hinds Plaza at 63 Witherspoon St. in Princeton.

Other then food, drinks and live music there will be load of entertainment for the kiddos like crafts and even a canning workshop.

That's fun!

Here is the lineup courtesy of

  • Noon to 3 p.m. Cherry Valley Cooperative, that has been recognized for its Farm to School program, will lead the children's program with the help of local high school kids
  • Tomato preserving demos (Kim Rizk)
  • 11 a.m. Seed Saving Classes (Nate Kleinman)
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Garden Doctor (Judith Robinson, Al Johnson and Stephanie Harris)

For the Community Room

  • 11 a.m. – Noon Cooking demonstration, Christina Pirello, PBS Chef, demonstrating a tomato dish and the benefits of cooking organic
  • Noon to 1 p.m. Prof Tom Orton, Rutgers University, tomato breeding and how it impacts on the organic farming community
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Tessa Desmond, Princeton University, Transforming our Food System to a More Regionally Based One
  • 2 to 3 p.m. Al Johnson, Healthy Soils/Healthy Planet
  • 3 to 4 p.m. Stephanie Harris, President of NOFA-NJ Planting a Climate Victory Garden!
  • 4 to 5 p.m. Judith Robinson Tomato Pollinators Tomato and how to create Pollinator Oases



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