In the scheme of things, it has not been a stellar tomato growing season.
The blasts of rain have caused lots of splitting, the humidity has made it tough on the plants. Some of them look like they are trying to survive in a war zone.
But it's okay.
My heart soars - corny but true - when I see some of the pretty fruits ripen up.
Here's a selection of today's haul, and some of the varieties you'll be able to taste and purchase at The Good Earth this Sunday, August 28th. I'll be there with the charming Nicolette Novak, proprietor extraordinaire, of The Good Earth. It's a tomato party - yahoo!
|Michael Pollan, the tomato|
|T-rif! It's Togorific|
|Green Envy-fabulous green tomato flavour|
|Tastes as good as it looks-Green pear|
The slightly fuzzy and super cool Roughwood Golden Tiger
|The motherlode-for The Good Earth|
|Varieties for tasting at The Good Earth|
|Nicolette taking the tomatoes home to the Good Earth|