Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Early Season Tomatoes!
You say To-MAY-to and I say To-MAH-to. Either way, we’re all in for a treat this week at the Certified Farmers’ Market. A variety of fresh, farm-ripened early season tomatoes are available, and they’ve got a taste that’s sure to beat any store-bought variety you can find!
Discover Hydroponic Sauce Tomatoes (great for cooking), Big and Juicy Shady Lady Hydroponic Red Tomatoes, Huge Hydroponic Green Tomatoes (great for frying, and/or for relishes), lots of flavorful Heirloom Tomatoes (including the popular red and yellow brandy-wines, as well as about four other varieties), and, of course, vine ripened Cherry Tomatoes. Look for all your favorites (and new discoveries) at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations.
Did you know:Tomatoes are not vegetables at all. They are fruits – specifically berries! They are a member of the nightshade family, and are close cousins to tobacco, potatoes, aubergine (eggplants), chili peppers, and the poisonous belladonna plant. Tomatoes were thought to be poisonous during the Middle Ages, but in Italy and Spain, they became quite popular, and were quickly integrated into local and regional cuisines. They spread to Great Britain in the fifteen hundreds.