When: Slow Food Chicago's annual heirloom seedling sale will return on Saturday, May 14th this year.
Where: Join us at Bang Bang Pie Shop's outdoor patio for a slice of handmade pie, made-from-scratch biscuits, or iced coffee in their delightful backyard patio - and go home with beautiful, locally grown heirloom tomato seedlings to grow in your garden or balcony.
What: Dozens of different varieties of heirloom tomatoes will be available, time-tested and grown by master gardener and Slow Food member Judy Casten. For a full list of available varieties, click here.
Cost: Seedlings range from $4-6 depending on variety and size. For customers who purchase 3 or more seedlings, Bang Bang is offering a FREE BISCUIT! All proceeds support Slow Food Chicago's programming.
Quotes from Previous Tomato Growers:
- "I have grown tomatoes every summer for decades, and never have I had such an explosion of growth than with the seedlings I bought from Slow Food. It’s almost preposterous how many tomatoes I harvested and they tasted unbelievable. "
- "The first time I ever planted a garden, I bought a few seedlings from the Slow Food Seedling Sale and thought I'd tried my luck as a green thumb. Well holy camoley - not only will they provide you with enough tomatoes for you and your entire block, but they'll make you feel like a tomato whiz! In the fall had enough to eat for every meal AND can several quarts of cherry tomato sauce."