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Heirloom Tomatoes

Cathy2 | Oct 10, 200309:25 AM

Last April, the Chicago Tribune magazine had an article on the Tomato Lady who will speak next week at Culinary Historians.

Culinary Historians of Chicago

“The Tomato Lady Speaks”

presented by
Aggie Nehmzow

Organic heirloom tomato maven, aka, “The Love Apple Goddess”

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003
10 a.m. to Noon
The Chicago Historical Society
1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois

“Way out there, in the realm of fairy tales and folk heroes, is there a Tomato Lady? If not, there ought to be. Whatever’s the case, we have one right here, growing 75 varieties of heirloom tomatoes in a postage stamp-sized back yard in Oak Lawn. Part of Aggie Nehmzow’s self-assigned mission as the “Tomato Lady” is to tell most everyone she meets--from school kids to retirees--the joy of tasting the heirloom varieties she loves and the need to support biodiversity and the farmers who practice it.”

William Rice
Chicago Tribune
April 27, 2003

Come join us as our own CHC member, Aggie Nehmzow shares her passion for tomatoes, using the subject as a springboard for a talk that will cover biodiversity education through seed saving; growing and marketing heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables; and attaining superb taste and soothing therapy using organic and recycling methods. Aggie gives programs in schools, as well as for organizations wanting to know more about organic gardening and the earth.

According to food consultant Ann Bloomstrand, “Aggie is committed to honoring the earth and feels that we are missing something by not teaching our children the connection. She believes that through community gardens and local farmers’ markets we can help make people aware of how important it is to work together and share not only the harvest, but also the effort in the process.”

This program is hosted by the Culinary Historians of Chicago. Cost of the program is $10, $5 for students, and no charge for members of the Culinary Historians. To reserve, please call Susan Ridgeway, CHC treasurer at (815) 439-3960. Or e-mail your reservation to: Please leave your name, telephone number and the number of people in your party.

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Culinary Historian dates for 2003: Nov. 15 and Dec. 13

CHC Saturday morning meeting dates for 2004
Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18, Oct. 16
Nov. 13 and Dec. 11

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