The Melbourne Tomato Festival 2016 will be a gathering of local farmers selling produce, speakers, agriculturalists, cooking demonstrations, Italian food, artisan producers, special guests, history, workshops, entertainment and of course passata making.This year the event will be held on the 21st February at Edendale Community Farm. We chose this site because of its principals of Environmental Education featuring sustainable living practices for the whole community.Even though the tomato is not native to Italy or Australia, for generations it has come to typify Italian Culture through its use in cooking, custom and festivals.