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If you have a lot of disposable income and appreciate a good heirloom tomato, it doesn't get much better than this: At his Garden Home Retreat outside of Little Rock, P. Allen Smith hosts the second annual Tale of Two Farms Heirloom Tomato Festival on Saturday, July 24. Chef Joshua Smith of Local Roots Cafe in Roanoke, Va., is preparing a "five-star" dinner using heritage poultry and more than 50 heirloom tomato varieties, all from Smith's farm. All will be paired with wine from Presqu'ile Winery in California. Tickets are $300 per couple or $200 per person. Proceeds benefit The Oxford American and the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. Tickets and more info at www.pallensmith.com.