12th Annual Tomato & Pepper Fest
Sunday, September 18th, 10-1 pm, the Windsor Market will be laying out a spread of the season’s best and most unique varieties of locally grown heirloom tomatoes and peppers at the 12th Annual Tomato & Pepper Fest. Taste over 50 varieties of tomatoes from local Windsor farmers like Sayre Farm, Russian River Valley Produce, Castaneda’s Family Farm and Alexander Valley’s Soda Rock Farms. Taste with salts from Sonoma Spice Company and flavored balsamic vinegars from California Balsamics. Market vendors and local restaurants chop up a selection of salsas for a Salsa Tasting with organic chips from Casa Sanchez Food. Whether you like it hot or mild there will be plenty to taste for all. The Windsor Chamber will be serving Bloody Marys, Wine Country Preserves has Tomato Jam, Natalia’s Kitchen offers Sweet Potato Tomato Sauce and BurtoNZ Bakery and Costeaux’s Bakery will be offering Tomato Foccacias. Rick Tang will be showing his gorgeous Tomato Photography. Live salsa music with the Batacha Quartet.
15th Annual Zucchini Festival
Grow the Biggest Zucchini in Town and win $50! The famous Zuke Car Races begin at 11 am with custom made cars made out of a summer squash. Prizes and trophies awarded for fastest in each age group and Best of Show in Design. Car builders must make sure axles travel through the squash and maximum width is 11” to race down the Market’s custom made gravity race track. Kids and Adults can enter the Veggie Art Contest starting at 10:30 on the Sparks Stage. Veggie Artists dig through piles of veggie pieces and build a piece of art with their own hands, NEW Bicycles for 2 youth winners and $50 for Best of Show Art. The Kidz Dig It Club will be pedaling and cranking out fruit and veggie Smoothies with the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Blender and old fashioned hand cranked blenders. The Windsor Chamber of Commerce will be serving Mimosas for adults and the Windsor Library will be holding a Book Sale on their front porch. Entries for all contests begin at 10 am in the Sycamore Tree Grove. Live Music with the New Skye Band.