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Heat is on for Saturday’s Tomato Jubilee

Published: Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 - 11:36 am

Soil Born Farms celebrates Sacramento’s signature crop Saturday with its annual Tomato Jubilee.

And warm weather this weekend should ripen enough heirlooms to supply the event, to be held at the American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova.

Families are invited to taste different varieties from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Special discounts will be offered at Soil Born’s farmstand.

Chef Michael Tuohy, formerly of The Grange, will demonstrate tomato recipes at 10 a.m. at the farm’s outdoor kitchen. In addition, learn how to preserve this flavorful crop. The Millington Strings will provide entertainment most of the morning.

At 11 a.m., guided tours of the American River Ranch — the area’s oldest continuously operating urban farm — will be offered.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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