Monday, July 2, 2012

Basil Bash - July 29, 2012

A portion of my fast growing basil patch
There are many tastes from the garden that say "summer" as soon as you sniff them or sink your teeth into them.
Beautiful, juicy ripe tomatoes, sassy hot peppers and milky sweet corn pulled off the stalk and devoured before it gets to the house.
Then of course there is basil, best friend of tomatoes and garlic and versatile beyond your wildest dreams. (Did I get carried away there?)
I'm not sure that any other herb defines summer quite as well.
And for my first "event of summer", before the big "Tomato Bash" September 2nd. and the "Pepper Palooza", date TBA., I'm holding a small celebration of this quintessential summer herb on Sunday July 29th, from 1-4 pm here at my small farm.
We'll begin by doing a little garden tour, followed by a tasting of the 50 plus basils varieties that I am growing this year. It's hard to imagine they could be so different, but some of them truly are.
I'll also have some wonderful basil dishes available for you to taste, created by my special guest chefs.
You'll have a chance to purchase fresh basil as well as a selection of basil products...some of them may surprise you! Other produce will be available for purchase too.
Stay and linger over a glass of wine, visit and relax.
Bring your lawn chair, sunscreen and visit the far reaches of Niagara. The other part of Niagara, where small and interesting things happen.
And basil grows!


July 29, 1-4 pm

74038 Reg Rd 45 Wellandport. (But remember, for your GPS, I am actually in the Township of Wainfleet)


Heirloom garden tour, basil tasting, food samples created by guest chefs, a glass of wine provided or non-alcoholic beverage, purchase preserves and produce, visit and ask garden questions.

CSA members-free!

Please preregister by using the above contact information, but you can pay when you arrive.

Attendance is limited, please let me know as soon as you can.

Hope to see you here!


Iz said...

Oh, I wish I could go...It would be wonderful to try some different varieties -- this is a great idea. I too love Basil and often brush my hand over it just to get the scent. It is the quintessential summer defining herb for me.

Linda said...

Wish so much you could come too!