Show off your heirloom tomato harvest at the Chicago TomatoFest Potluck, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Chicago Honey Co-Op in North Lawndale. Attendees are invited to bring their homegrown tomatoes, a potluck dish for sharing, and chairs or picnic blankets.
Early arrivals (4 p.m.) can help harvest black-eyed and crowder peas from the preSERVE garden. Tours will be given of the garden and the Chicago Honey Co-op, an urban apiary dedicated to beekeeping training and sustainable agricultural practices. To keep the bees happy, wear light-colored clothing and a hat, but no perfumes, colognes, or scents.
Tickets are $15 plus a side dish or dessert.