Sunday, August 25, 2013
Red, Ripe and Roasted
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Delicious food and family fun abound at Phipps’ tomato and garlic festival benefitting Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Event highlights include cooking demonstrations, a tomato contest, a farmers’ market and activities for kids. By donating a bag of fresh produce to help community members in need, guests will be admitted for free to both the festival and to Summer Flower Show during event hours. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.
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