The 11th Annual Basil Fest will take place at the Pearl Farmer's Market on

Saturday May 22, 2021 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will celebrate Basil, The Herb of Summer - OR ANYTIME - with Seminars, Plants to Purchase, Cooking Demonstrations, and a Children's Potting Event.  

Our Featured Attraction - the "Chef's Challenge" will begin at 11:30 am

Basil Fest 2021

Chef's Challenge 2021 - Basil For Breakfast!!

Each year we invite local chefs to participate in a challenge to create a recipe for us with a particular Basil theme.  This Culinary Challenge pits the creative energies of area chefs to create the best tasting Basil for Breakfast creation! Voting for your favorite recipe will help raise funds for Time Dollar Community Organization which offers programs to the near west side community that facilitates self-sufficiency and encourages interdependence. Whose creation will garner the Top Award?

Our Guest Chefs this year are: 

Jenny Mattingsley -  Chef, Sisters of the Holy Spirit

Christa Sauers - Chef, Les Dames d'Escoffier

Tony Margaro - Chef Fratellow's Restaurant & Deli

Parking is free as are all of the events.  Safely bring yourselves, your kids, your grand kids and have a great time!!

 Basil Fest Champ 2016

Fratello's Market & Deli & Chef Tony Magaro