Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events Aug 26, 2011 Covert Organic Farm Holds Festival of the Tomato SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCovert Organic Farm’s Annual Festival of the Tomato in Oliver, BC. All images: Claire SearMove over peaches, show me your tomatoes! Covert Organic Farm’s Annual Festival of the Tomato in Oliver, British Columbia, gave the humble tomato its moment in the sun. Heirlooms are all the rage, tomato water is again accompanying gourmet dishes, and Covert Farm’s Annual Festival honours the versatile fruit.A fun-filled family event, the festival included tomato tug of war, tomato slam dunk, tomato mini golf, corn maze, wine/beer tastings, food bbq, Tomato Iron Chef Competition and a wonderful line-up of live music. For home-cooks, 30 pounds of tomatoes were available for a bargain thirty dollars and sixty cents per pound for families willing to pick their own. Executive Chef Chris Remington of Penticton’s Hooded Merganser Restaurant pictured above with Shelly Covert was crowned Tomato Iron Chef and Burrowing Owl’s Executive Chef Chris Van Hooydonk was runner-up. Find the crowning recipe here.– Claire Sear ChefsFood FestivalsheirloomOkanaganOne Ingredienttomatoes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Comments are closed.