Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Farm market report

The Mrs. went to the market this week and picked up some heirloom tomatoes along with peaches and baked goods.

She gets focaccia for me. The price isn't bad, but I can make this myself, better and cheaper when the weather breaks. This is one of my favorite things. It's like a thick pizza, usually without cheese. I like it with onions, in addition to the tomatoes. The tomatoes dry out a little bit and the flavor concentrates, making them even sweeter.

And talk about bargains. My sister went to her local farm stand, and caught a deal on organic Roma tomatoes. She bought a 50 lbs box for $15. Looks like she will be stocking the freezer with spaghetti sauce, and the cupboard with home made salsa. By the way, her grapes were exceptional this year. She has the vines growing on the chain link fence that surrounds her pool. So, she gets extra privacy, a nice bit of greenery, and some very tasty fruit. She harvested enough grapes to make a few gallons of her own organic grape juice, too.

This is the time of year to catch deals on tomatoes. It has been a pretty good year for them, and many farmers would rather pass along a bargain than dump them. Stock up and enjoy.

4 comments:

lot 2 learn said...

I think everyone has had a great year with tomatos. All of my plants are still producing, and I have canned 20 jars of whole tomatos, and am looking to start 12 more.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all you farmers! You know what you are getting and you are closer to God...me, I like to go to your farm markets and just pick up what I need. Yes, very lazy and hoping I can beg some of your put up fruits and veggies for my table during those barren winter months!

Da Old Man said...

@ Lot2learn: You'll be enjoying the fruits of your labor for months to come.

Don said...

Geez, that focaccia sounds great. Never heard of it before. Might have to find a recipe somewhere and try that!