Same old story – I've been so busy I barely check email anymore, but things on the farm are going pretty well, as you may have guessed by the increasing weight of your bags every week.
This week has an especially pretty bunch of vegetables (tasty and aesthetically pleasing!)
Purple Viking potatoes (purple skins with pink splotches and very white flesh)
Rainbow carrots- an assortment of white, pink, orange, yellow and "Purple Haze" carrots
Beet Greens (which aren't green at all :>)
Summer squash (assorted – in all shades of yellow and green)
Hot peppers (they are roughly equivalent to Jalapenos)
Assorted cherry tomatoes [including the sweetest of the sweet, Sungold and Black Cherry, Sweet Chelsea (big round red ones), Principe de Borghese (red with a pointed end), Fargo Yellow Pear, and Juliets (firm, red, oval ones)]
Broccoli or Cauliflower
Bag of assorted tomatoes (Note if you get a green tomato, it's not unripe- it's a variety called Aunt Ruby's German Green, and it's one of my favorites for sandwiches)
Arranged on a table, that would be quite a colorful picture!
SO MANY TOMATOES!
My little sister (who's not so little anymore...) has expressed disbelief at the idea that tomatoes come in other colors than red, and I realize that many of the varieties that we grow at Lucky Moon are fairly unusual. So here's a list of the tomatoes that are grown at the farm, and where I can, I'll include a picture:
Ever popular, large pink tomato.
Probably the most famous of the Heirloom tomatoes
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Green tomato that's beautiful when sliced.
Has a faint yellow-pink blush on the blossom end.
Dark purple tomato.
Small round tomatoes.
They turn faintly yellow with dark green stripes.
Rose de Berne
Perfect small round tomatoes that are a lovely rose-pink color.
(aka Sauce tomatoes)
Good for sauce or fresh eating!
Large, dark red, ox heart tomatoes.
(apparently the way they are shaped, but
I've never seen an ox's heart, thankfully)
Medium-sized, oval, orange tomatoes.
Smooth oval , red tomatoes.
They are the classic Italian paste tomato.
So sweet and juicy!
Sweet orange bites of heaven.
Fargo Yellow Pear
Not the most flavorful,
but the yellow pear-shaped fruits are so cute!
Dark purple, and very sweet.
Principe de Borghese
Italian-type, dark red with a pointed end.
Very good tomato flavor.
Large round, red cherry.
Has a wonderfully sweet flavor.
Plants produce loads of firm, oval, blemish-free tomatoes.
Great for drying, slicing in salads, adding to pasta or just eating fresh.
If you'd like to have the above info for your own kitchen reference, here's a link to a printable version:
Bon Appétit! Sarah