Heirloom Tomato Weekend

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Heirloom Tomato Weekend

  • September 13, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • September 14, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a flavorful weekend focused on heirloom tomatoes. Watch a cooking demonstration and learn why tomatoes are a healthy choice and the best ways to enjoy them. Participate in family activities such as a family tomato relay or terrific tomato toss. Sample many different tomato varieties and vote for your top tomato.

Location: Michigan's Farm Garden
Fee: Included with admission

And your 2013 Grandwich champion is...

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The results are in and the cool creaminess of ice cream reigned supreme in the 2013 Grandwich competition.

But it wasn’t Hopcat’s “Beer Ice Cream Sandwich” taking the trophy. Rather it may have been the medallion of blue cheese ice cream atop McKay’s Downtown'sinventive “Royale with Blue Cheese” Grandwich that helped that sandwich claim victory this year. The Grand Rapids Brewing Company’s “Colt 45” came in third.

The Top 3 were officially:

1. Mckay's "Royale with Bleu Cheese"
2. Hopcat's "Beer Ice Cream Sandwich"
3. GRBC's "Colt .45"

Hopcat’s second place entry stayed true to their hoppy history and served Palazzolo's gelato infused with Hopcat's strawberry-rhubarb Zugspitze hefewizen in between two Nantucket Baking Company's brewer’s grain strawberry cookies baked with R.F Johnson and Sons local strawberries.