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The National Heirloom Exposition

by Susan Littlefield


If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California this September 13, 14, and 15. Over 3000 varieties of heirloom produce will be on display by growers and seed companies, allowing you to see and taste hundreds of varieties of traditional fruits and vegetables. More than 200 vendors will offer seeds, plants, food products, tools and more.

Talks and workshops on seed saving, home gardening, preparing and preserving food, marketing, food politics and farming will be offered by nationally recognized experts. Popular chefs will prepare traditional fair favorites along with their own specialties.

Also included in the festivities are an heirloom poultry and livestock show, giant pumpkin, watermelon, and tomato contests, a garden art show, and traditional music performances. All profits from the Exposition will be donated to school garden projects and other food and garden-related charities. Adult admission is $10; children 17 and under are free.

For more information on this event, go to: The Heirloom Expo.

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