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Day 334: Toyota Farm to Table Tour

Toyota Farm to Table Tour Visits South Pasadena Farmers Market

Looking to explore a great local Farmers Market?

Day 334 of 365 Things To Do in Pasadena has a great outing for you this week, the Toyota Farm to Table Tour.

Now in its third year, the Toyota Farm to Table tour brings together notable local chefs and farmers to showcase the connection between farmers, chefs, farmers’ markets and the communities they serve. Throughout the event, celebrated local chefs will prepare thousands of complimentary bite-sized tastings that highlight fresh, local ingredients while providing guests a great opportunity to learn more about the market, the specialty farmers, the chefs, and ways to eat and shop locally. In addition, market visitors will also have the opportunity to experience Toyota’s newest hybrid vehicles.

The Toyota Farm to Table Tour is making its way down the California coast and will be in South Pasadena on April 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

About the Tour:

The 2011 Toyota Farm to Table Tour visits and supports farmers markets around the country and is inviting you to join in the experience:

  • Taste what happens when the best local chefs meet the best local farmers! Taste the flavors as the area’s best chefs create and hand out delectable tastings that feature the market’s farm-fresh local ingredients. Just for fun, we’ll give you a “passport” to get stamped at each tasting station.
  • Take home a free culinary herb! Once you’ve collected three stamps in your passport, you can take home a complimentary potted herb, available at the main tent.
  • Test drive Toyota’s amazing Hybrid vehicles.* Enjoy the opportunity to explore new Hybrid vehicles and see what all the excitement is about. And after you take the test drive, we’ll give you a complimentary John Boos cutting board…just our way of saying ‘thanks!’
  • And all in support of your market. Toyota has made a financial donation to each participating market to further support the benefits they offer their communities.

I like idea of getting to fill my tasting passport with as many stamps as possible! 🙂

Here are the 9 chef’s that will be showcased this Thursday:

Susan Feniger – Susan Feniger’s STREET

Paul Rosenbluh – Firefly Bistro

Bill Disselhorst – Fiore Market Café

Jennifer Kreft and Derrick Shields – Nicole’s Gourmet Foods

Sally Cook – Heirloom Bakery & Cafe

Tim Guiltinan – The Raymond Restaurant

Erica Lins – Mike & Anne’s Restaurant and Bar

Luis Alfonso Ortega Banuelos – Shiro Restaurant

Kyu Yi – Gus’s Barbecue

We hope you get the opportunity to take in this amazing Farmers Market.

Take a peek at last months Toyota Farm to Table Tour in Walnut Creek, CA.


South Pasadena Farmers Market
Mission Street & Meridian Avenue
South Pasadena, 91030

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