Are heirloom tomatoes really better than regular ones? If you had asked me before this summer, I would’ve said, not significantly. Well, I’ve changed my mind. They don’t even taste like the tomatoes I’ve been use to eating the last 21 years! (ok, maybe it’s a few more than 21 years…) Anyway, they are absolutely divine. Some are as sweet as candy. Others might even have a smokey flavor. Textures can vary from being firm to melting in your mouth. My sister, a.k.a. Mrs. Green Thumb, made us a beautiful tomato appetizer platter with her home grown heirlooms. She just sliced her colorful beauties, drizzled them with some St. Helena Olive Oil (basically use a good one if you have any) and balsamic vinegar. Then she finished it off with a chiffonade of fresh basil leaves. (salt and pepper to your liking)
Right now you can find an abundance of heirloom tomatoes at local farmer’s markets along with other great organic produce. Having trouble getting your children to eat fruits and veggies? Maybe you should try organic/fresh locally grown produce. You may be pleasantly surprised to find just how much better they taste. As an added bonus, they’re better for you too!
Where I Go:
Cal State San Marcos/Wednesday: 3 p m –7 pm
333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096–0001
Parking Lot “B“
Accepts EBT, Credit & Debit