Fourth Annual TomatoFare® Chef's Challenge at White Heron Cellars in Trinidad, WA., Above Crescent Bar ~ Labor Day Sunday Sept 6 ~ 4PM-9PM

Culinary professionals and aspiring chefs from across Washington State, Oregon and Idaho are invited to participate in the Fourth Annual TomatoFare® Chef’s Challenge, Labor Day Sunday Sept 6 at White Heron Cellars in Trinidad, WA. above Crescent Bar.

Soap Lake, WA, May 15, 2009 --( To sign up and for more information, culinary professionals and aspiring chefs may sign up for the Fourth Annual 2009 TomatoFare® Chef’s Challenge by writing Martin Ringhofer, 2009 TomatoFare® founder at, phone 206-784-5920. The focus of the challenge is on Grant, Douglas, Chelan, Kittitas & Yakima County’s bountiful Heirloom Tomatoes and agricultural products. The chefs will prepare their favorite recipes for the TomatoFare® guests, growers and participants to sample. White Heron Cellars superb wines will be on hand to pair with the chef’s exquisite culinary creations

Guests, growers and participants will watch the challenge unfold and sample the culinary offerings of the participating chefs. During the event’s tasting, Phyllis and Cameron Fries, owners and operators of White Cellars Winery, will be on-hand to recommend wine pairings with the various food samplings.

The offerings will be judged by TomatoFare® guests, growers and participants on the basis of flavor, presentation and originality. The chefs with the highest scores will be declared the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Guests, growers and participants will enjoy excellent wines, special tastings by attending chefs, and experience up to 100 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes. General admission tickets for the 2009 TomatoFare® are $20 in advance; $25 on the day of the event and will be limited to 300 guests to ensure a quality experience for all. Early ticket purchase is recommended since the event is expected to sell out. Children under the age of 12 with attending parent are admitted free-of-charge. Tickets are available through White Heron Cellars phone (509) 797-9463 or Email at

TomatoFare® celebrates the spirit of the season’s harvest and encourages home gardeners to carry on the honored tradition of seed-saving and growing their family’s own organic heirloom tomatoes. It truly is a unique community festival for food & wine lovers, chefs, family gardeners and farmers. It’s a celebration of life.

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TomatoFare 2009
Martin D Ringhofer