Judges Announced for Pesto Festo

The Door County Master Gardeners have announced the judges for this year’s Pesto Festo at Taste of the Garden Door on Sept. 7 from 1 – 4 pm. Each year, a bountiful harvest of tasty vegetables and herbs provide a delicious adventure for visitors to The Garden Door, the Door County Master Gardener Association’s (DCMGA) educational display garden located at the UW Research Station. This annual event has gained quite a reputation for the tasting and collection of recipes and ideas.

This year’s judges for the Festo are: Leslie Gast, Todd Trimberger and Janice Thomas.

Gast spends her days in the business banking world at Baylake Bank as she analyzes credit decisions and encourages small businesses to prosper. Recently, nights and weekends are spent as co-publisher of Edible Door.

Trimberger is in the business of “welcoming” in his position as executive director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitors Center.

Chef Thomas has over twenty years experience in the food industry. She is kept busy at her Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay.

The Taste and Pesto Festo is free and open to the public. For more information visit The UW Research Station is located at 4312 Highway 42 in Sturgeon Bay.