We are most excited about the Mountain Magic tomatoes we are picking every day. We chose this variety for many reasons - taste, texture, versatility - but especially size! You see, these tomatoes are only about 3 oz each - quite small for a salad/sandwich/slicing tomato! So why are we excited about such a small-sized tomato? If you are like us, you hate hate hate having to place the unused portion of a tomato in the refrigerator, where it gets mushy and tasteless (tomatoes should never ever be refrigerated!!). But what can you do - you only need half of the tomato for your salad or just a slice or two for your sandwich. Enter the beauty of the Mountain Magic tomato. Because it is small, you never have an unused portion to store! And the taste and texture - excellent!
Please check out these amazing tomatoes - we think you will be as excited as we are!
We are also quite excited about the variety of plum tomatoes we are growing this year. They are called Monica and they are large, round and firm paste tomatoes - perfect for salsa, sauces, stews, etc. They are also coming in fast and furious and so we are selling them in larger quantities for folks who are interested in canning or freezing for winter. DID YOU KNOW - you can freeze tomatoes whole? Simply place clean dry tomatoes (plum are best) in freezer bags and pop them in your freezer for use all winter long! When you are ready to use them, take them out of the bags, run under warm water to remove the skin, and use in your favorite recipe!
Heirloom tomatoes are amazing to look at and eat. They are not your conventionally beautiful tomato - they are often oddly shaped with cracks and blemishes. But the taste? AMAZING. Do not be fooled by appearances - heirlooms bring us back to the way tomatoes used to taste. This year we are growing Prudens Purple, an heirloom Brandywine that we think you will flip over just as we did! Contrary to its name - it is not actually purple - it's a pinkish tomato with green or yellow shoulders. Not the most beautiful to look at - but what a taste!
Sungolds and Red Cherries round out the tomatoes we are growing this year. Sweet, perfect for popping in your salad or in your mouth. A burst of flavor with every cherry tomato.
Please visit us at the Rutland Farmers Market every Tuesday from 9am - 2pm or at our Farm Stand on Creek Road in Rutland (1.8 miles south of the College of St Joseph). We would love to show you all of our wonderful tomatoes!