Lots of folks have a go-to, blow-your-socks-off salsa recipe. Whether you prefer to keep things traditional--dicing up beefy red toms, green onions, jalapenos, cilantro and garlic--or get zesty with mango and tomatillos, FarWest Landscape and Garden Center's Salsa Festival is sure to add a trick or two to your sals-arsenal.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., the festival will kick off with a free salsa-making and canning class. Those who want to test their salsa skills against other enthusiasts, can enter the homemade salsa contest with awards for judge's favorite, hottest and fan favorite in both the younger-than-16 and 16-and-older categories. Additionally, green-thumbs can enter the fruits of their labor in the tomato contest, which offers awards for biggest and ugliest. Entries must be submitted by 11 a.m., and judging will begin at 1 p.m. sharp.
The Salsa Festival will continue until 4 p.m. with kids activities, a pinata, local food and craft vendors, and homemade tamales.