Calling all basil lovers!
If you’re a devotee of this glossy green herb that is as beautiful in your garden as it is in pasta or a salad, you’ll want to be at the first Basil Fest. It will be held at the Pearl Farmers Market, June 26.
Here’s the slate of activities:
From 9:30 – 10 a.m., Mary Dunford of Nature’s Herb Farm presents a seminar on growing and harvesting basil.
At 10:15 a.m. will be a seminar on Mediterranean cooking by members of the San Antonio Herb Society.
Also, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bexar County Junior Master Gardeners will be on hand to help kids to plant their own basil in pots to take home.
The Pesto Challenge is slated for 10:45 p.m. – noon. Attendees pick their favorite pesto made from participating chefs. Funds from this cook-off (raised by the number of votes) will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. While this event is still in the planning stages, at least four chefs have signed up to vie for “best pesto” maker.
Stay tuned to SavorSA for late-developing news on the growing Pesto Challenge.