Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta 2011

August 17, 2011 by  
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Tomatoes photo by Manjith Kainickara; Creative Commons licenseFruit or vegetable? Let’s not argue about it. At the peak of summer, nothing tastes better than a homegrown tomato. And if you’re as crazy about tomatoes as we are here at Cheap Central, you won’t want to miss this very juicy annual event. It’s cheap too!

The 2011 Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta takes place Sunday, August 21, from 11 am – 3 pm, at the Albuquerque Garden Center.

Presented by the Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners, the fiesta offers lots of activities for a $5 admission fee, and kids under 12 are FREE! (Or rather their admission is, I don’t suppose they’re growing kids beside the tomato plants to give away.)

Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta includes:

  • Heirloom tomato tasting
  • Plant clinic
  • Free gardening seminars at 11:30 am (Tomatoes 101); 12:30 pm (Preserving Tomatoes); 1:30 pm (Organic Gardening)
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Kids’ activities
  • Music by the Alpha Blue Trio
  • Fresh produce for sale

This event is sponsored by Montano Acura, High Country Gardens, Big I 107.9, and Jericho Nursery.

  • When: Sunday August 21, 2011
  • Time: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Where: Albuquerque Garden Center
  • Price: $5 adults, free for kids aged under 12

Albuquerque Garden Center is located at 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, at Eubank.

— Tania


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Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta 2010

August 16, 2010 by  
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Tomatoes photo by Manjith Kainickara; Creative Commons licenseFruit or vegetable? Let’s not argue about it. At the peak of summer, nothing tastes better than a homegrown tomato. And if you’re as crazy about tomatoes as we are here at Cheap Central, you won’t want to miss this very juicy annual event. It’s cheap too!

The 2010 Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta takes place Sunday, August 22, from 11 am – 3 pm, at the Albuquerque Garden Center.

Presented by the Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners, the fiesta offers  lots of activities for a $5 admission fee, and kids under 12 are FREE! (Or rather their admission is, I don’t suppose they’re growing kids beside the tomato plants to give away.)

Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta includes:

  • Heirloom tomato tasting
  • Plant clinic and gardening seminars with tips on growing tomatoes
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Kids’ activities
  • Music by the Alpha Blue Trio
  • Fresh produce for sale

This event is sponsored by Montano Acura, High Country Gardens, Big I 107.9, and Jericho Nursery.

  • When: Sunday August 22 2010
  • Time: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Where: Albuquerque Garden Center
  • Price: $5 adults, free for kids under 12

Albuquerque Garden Center is located at 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, at Eubank.

— Tania

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Cheap Event: 2009 Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta

August 19, 2009 by  
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Tomatoes photo by Manjith Kainickara; Creative Commons license

Fruit or vegetable? Who cares! At this time of year, nothing tastes better than a homegrown tomato. And if you worship tomatoes like we do at Cheap Central, you won’t want to miss this cheap event.

The 2009 Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta takes place Sunday, August 23, from 11:00am – 3:00pm, at the Albuquerque Garden Center. Presented by the Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners, the fiesta offers a ton of activities for a paltry $5 admission fee (adults), and kids age 12 and under are FREE!

Here’s a sampling of what you can expect:

  • Tomato tastings, including heirloom and rare varieties, plus tomato dishes
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Informational seminars
  • Farmer’s market with fresh produce for sale
  • Garden and crafts fair with plants and crafts
  • Kids’ Corner with free activities
  • Tours of the Albuquerque Garden Center’s Display Gardens
  • Live music
  • …and much more!

This event is sponsored by Montaño Acura, High Country Gardens, Jericho Nursery, Big I 107.9, The New 104.7, and Progressive Talk AM1350.

Albuquerque Garden Center is located at 10120 Lomas Blvd NE (at Eubank), Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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