- May 24th, 2011
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Somewhere near Hinsdale, Il there is a lady who’s motto is:
“When life gives you tomatoes.. give them to a good cause.”
Close to 60 varieties of seedling heirloom tomatoes were donated to Slow Food Chicago, a local nonprofit dedicated to the equity and sustainability of our local food system. The plants were given to sell at restaurants and other establishments affiliated with the organization, all proceeds going to the Slow Food organization (retail locations and more info can be found on the Chicago TomatoFest blog). Our owner, Lisa Santos, serves on the Slow Food Board and was quick to offer help with the project. We sent Devin, our dependable delivery driver, to dispatch the plants across the city. The heirloom seedlings include West Virginia Hillbilly, Oregon Spring, and Georgia Streak. Below you can enjoy a snippet of video and a few snapshots from the trip.