Tomato Festival Sydney

The award-winning festival returns for a sixth year in 2019 at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. New elements have been added to the festival and all the favourites are coming back with a brand new theme - celebrating the magic of seeds.

The Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test, Longest Tomato Lunch, mandala, Cooking & Learning Hub, children’s activities, live music and DJ will all be back to transform the foreshore lawns of the Garden into a fun and delicious harbourside food festival. The Cooking & Learning Hub will be full of interesting gardening talks and cooking demonstrations with tasty bush food, easy seasonal recipes, hot tips on growing and more

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The Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test
Naturally, there are plenty of opportunities for you to taste tomatoes at the Tomato Festival! put your palate to the test and take part in the free Diggers Heirloom Tomato Taste Test (11:30 am - 1:00 pm daily)

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Longest Tomato Lunch: Indulge in a tomato-inspired lunch with family and friends, overlooking the harbour. Places are limited so book now!

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Award-winning chef Luca Ciano will be back with another mouth-watering menu for the Longest Tomato Lunch. The Diggers Club has been busy sourcing growers for the tomato taste test and our stall holders are honing their skills making olive oils, condiments, sauces, breads, churning butter and putting their thinking caps on for more tomato inspired food and drinks. Costa Georgiadis returning as the Festival Ambassador.

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Dont Miss Events -Saturday 16 February
10 am – 10.45 am - 
How to grow heirloom tomatoes in Sydney

with Diggers Club landscape Architect Keith Edwards, 
Cooking & Learning Hub

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm - Tips for saving heirloom seeds

with Diggers Club landscape Architect Keith Edwards, 
Cooking & Learning Hub

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Sunday 17 February

11.15 am – 12.15 pm -Talking Tantalising Tomatoes
with chef Paul West, Jimmy Turner & Clive Blazey.
Cooking & Learning Hub

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm - How to grow heirloom tomatoes in Sydney

with The Diggers Club landscape Architect Keith Edwards, 
Cooking & Learning Hub

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Visit the Sydney tomato festival website for full information and program schedule.

Event Location

Grow, Cook, Eat with Paul West

Join celebrity chef and star of River Cottage Australia, Paul West, as he takes you on the full heirloom tomato journey from seed to table to larder.

Paul will take you through the fundamentals and secrets of a bumper tomato harvest in the morning, then spend the afternoon teaching you simple recipes for your tomato banquet, as well as his basic preserving ideas. A must for tomato lovers and green thumbed foodies.

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