2017 was definitely one of the strangest growing seasons in recent memory. From the cold rainy spring to the never ending fall, many crops had their challenges, but the silver lining? Here it is, November 19th, in New Hampshire, and I'm about to make my very last batch of fresh tomato sauce of the season. I picked our high tunnel clean just over a week ago before our first hard frost and they've been ripening nicely on my kitchen counter ever since - Gigante, San Marzano, Black Krim, German Striped, Green Zebra and Sungold cherry tomatoes. Time to savor these flavors til next year! .
Got an order of seeds in from TatianasTomatoBase. 16 Balkan varieties (mostly tomatoes) and two Greek varieties that aren't pictured. The keen eyed may notice that there are Moldovan varieties pictured. Because the histories and cultures of Romania and Moldova are so entwined, we consider them a part of the fold. It's hard to divorce the culinary and agricultural traditions of each country. Right or wrong, we proudly grow Moldovan varieties.
Show weekend in Canterbury is the traditional tomato planting time. We've put over 300 of these babies we raised from seed into the ground for the growing season. They're a heritage variety we call 'Cheviot'. The seed came from an original field tomato grower in our region. Sadly no field tomatoes are grown in these parts anymore. Except here on #TheFoodFarm . 🌱🍅
I bought a tomato plant a little late in the summer. I don't get much sunlight on my porch and I wasn't expecting much. But this little heirloom plant decided it was going to try and get me at least one tomato. Here I am in November and I look down to see a little ripe Red Tomato on my plant! #tomato#heirloomtomatoes#heirloom#urbangardening#garden
All the angles of a weekend breakfast (scroll to see). Avocado egg toast + Ezekiel bread + heirloom 🍅. I think I picked up at least 12 different tomatoes, smelling each one because heirlooms are so intoxicating! If you haven’t inhaled these at the store, I highly recommend it! 😉 🍳 🥑 🍞