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Hole's Greenhouses at the Enjoy Centre

101 Riel Drive

St Albert, AB T8N3X4

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A Special Event for People Who Love Tomatoes!

Do you like to start tomatoes, grow tomatoes, preserve tomatoes, cook with tomatoes, eat tomatoes, outgrow your neighbours’ tomatoes with the biggest one ever, paint tomato-themed art, and hum lyrics about the wonderful tomato? Then this event is really for you. Simply everything will be about tomatoes!

After winning First Prize for Start Ups at The Edmonton Events Awards in 2017, the Edmonton Horticultural Society is back in 2018 with an even bigger and better Tomato Extravaganza! event on September 3, 2018 from 11am-4pm at Hole's Greenhouse's The Enjoy Centre in St. Albert! It will be an educational and fun-filled day for adults and kids alike.

The day brings:

  • 100 varieties of ripe tomatoes on display, many varieties displayed will be shown on the living plant. And a chance to taste too! Rather than your tried and true variety, maybe you’ll change your mind about what to grow next year!
  • The opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hole's Greenhouse with Jim Hole himself and view hundreds of heritage, heirloom, and hybrid tomatoes in the greenhouse at peak production.
  • Friendly tomato growing competition: This is your time to show your competitive spirit and bring your select tomatoes for the Friendly Tomato Competition. Categories include: Heaviest Tomato, Most Oddly Formed Tomato, Most Interesting Group of 7 Tomatoes, Most Tomatoes on One Vine, Best Dressed/Decorated Tomato, Judge’s Choice Best in Show, Viewer’s Choice Best in Show. Prizes awarded to winners.
  • Cooking demonstrations by the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen. Tomato recipes which will leave you salivating for more!
  • Workshops & talks about tomato growing tips and tricks, saving seeds, & preserving tomatoes.
  • Hole's Greenhouses Tomato Alley Tours with Jim Hole himself!
  • Children’s activities, including face painting and the chance to get a photo with the tomato mascots.

Tickets are FREE for children 11 years old and younger, and $5 for students, seniors, and adults.

Get your advanced tickets here!


Food Bank Partnership
We encourage everyone that will be attending to consider bringing tomatoes to share with our very own Edmonton Food Bank. We would LOVE the scale to read 500lb+ of donated tomatoes! The Food Bank does not get many items such as fresh fruit and vegetables because they are perishable, so your contributions of tomatoes would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!

Please bring all varieties of tomatoes, all shapes, colours, and sizes, and let’s leave the Food Bank speechless! The Food Bank will report back how many pounds we donate. They bring special containers to hold fragile fruit, so all those tomatoes will be beautifully taken care of until used. The Food Bank will even ripen green tomatoes too and give them to their clients once they’re ripe.


Mystery Tomato!

The Edmonton Food Bank and Jim Hole have collaborated and a "Mystery" tomato is being secretly grown and nurtured by Jim at Holes. The "Mystery" high yielding tomato plant, which enjoys our wonderful tomato growing environment, will be available at the Tomato Extravaganza! and you can take a guess as to what variety it is and win a fabulous prize.


Get Connected!
Over the spring and summer months, articles, small talks, demos, media interviews, and social media will proliferate to bring attention to #tomato and #tomatoextravaganza.

Join us on our Facebook group page Tomato Extravaganza.


We look forward to seeing you!

Get your advanced tickets here! Tickets are FREE for children 11 years old and younger, and $5 for students, seniors, and adults.


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