For $18, today's side deal gets you a ticket to the Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival (a $35 value), scheduled for Friday, September 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Red Fruit Festival is an annual extravaganza celebrating the red regional produce of the leading farmers, chefs, and home gardeners of the Mid-Atlantic region—the 2010 edition of the festival is dedicated to the tomato.
Events at this year's Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival include tastings of more than a dozen tomato-related recipes, ranging from pizzas to Bloody Marys, with wine pairings suggested for each. The recipes come from entries in a local contest, with the festival matching each recipe with a renowned chef to bring the dish, dessert, or drink to life. The Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival fosters a philanthropic element as well, with its "Seeds to Schools" program, which collects and distributes seeds to school and community gardens, and its partnership with Common Good City Farm, which grows food for low-income residents in Washington, D.C.
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