Tomato Time

A rainy summer means a shorter tomato season, but fear not! Gather up summer’s juiciest fruit and can and freeze your way to a happy winter. You’ll also want to check out Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival founder Chef Ford Fry in the demo tent, and get inspired by the sounds of Irish Traditions music wafting about this week’s market.

Chef Demo with Ford Fry
of Rocket Farm Restaurants
10:00 a.m. on 7/20

Chef Demos are sponsored by
COUNTRY Financial
For our homage to Ford Fry, one of Atlanta’s culinary giants, click here. Since we saw Ford under the demo tents last year, he’s added Buckhead’s newest hotspot King + Duke and Westside smash-hit The Optimist and Oyster Bar to his roster which also includes JCT. Kitchen & Bar and No. 246. Dedicated to using local products and making each of his restaurants a community gathering place, Ford is tireless in his creativity and reach. That’s why we’re not surprised at how many more projects he’s got in the works: the just-launched People’s food truck (benefiting non-profit City of Refuge), this fall’s St. Cecilia (Mediterranean in the former Bluepointe spot), and new concepts in Inman Park’s Krog Street Market and Alpharetta’s Avalon development next year. He’s also founder of one of Atlanta’s most scary-good events, The JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival (benefiting Georgia Organics). Be sure and ask him about the annual fest happening this Sunday—we hear tell of a chef/bartender/celeb dunk tank.

- Jennifer Maley