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Basil Fest 2015

The San Antonio Herb Market Association is proud to present
Basil Fest 2015 Saturday May 30
9:00am - 1:00 pm
The Historic Pearl Bewery @ The Farmer's Market

Shop the Farmer's Market and Join Us There!
The event is free and open to the public




9:15 - 9:45    Shane Dunford with Nature's Herb  Farm will speak on the 
                        many different varieties of basil and how to grow them.
                        Find out what his favorite varieties are!
10:00 - 10:20   Olaf  Harmel, Mixologist Extraordinaire with Blue Box Bar has
                         created some basil beverages for you to sample.
                          Let the summer begin!

10:30 - 11:15   Chef Gee Gee Reid, back by popular demand will demonstrate
                         some easy and delicious recipes for you to sample and enjoy.

Throughout the event the Junior Master Gardeners  from Bexar County AgriLife Extension Service will be on hand to show the children how to pot up their own Basil plant to take home!  The free plant will be given to each of those young budding gardeners. 

Shop the Farmer's Market and enjoy a day with San Antonio's Favorite Herb!





 11:30 - 12:30    CHEF'S CHALLENGE!!  
Open your wallet wide for voting and let's sample some  "Terrific Tapas" featuring Basil that 4 talented chef's have created for the day's featured event. 
Our reigning champ, Chef Jenny Mattingsley will be back to defend her title as she joins 3 other chefs to  vie for the honor of being Basil Fest Champ 2015!

Our Basil Fest Champ Award is created by local artist,
Jan Longfellow

Who will create the best "Terrific Tapas"?
You Choose -
Vote Generously and Vote Often
All monies raised will go to support
Haven For Hope 


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