05 Aug Tomato Time!
This week’s harvest features some new veggies: spaghetti squash, tomatillos, red torpedo onions, yellow and red watermelons and hot peppers, as well as a return of swiss chard and sweet corn. Can you say salsa time?? There is a serious amount of food coming out of the fields right now- which requires quite a bit of juggling to manage all the picking that needs to be done while also squeezing in some field work.
A few of our tomato plantings that were meant to be staggered are both peaking at the same time (go figure!), and the cherry tomatoes- well, no surprise there, they are prolific as always. No matter how many cherry tomatoes we pick for markets and wholesale and the CSA picks each week, they just keep coming in a tidal wave of sweet rainbow goodness. It won’t be long until the plum tomatoes are rolling in as well (yikes!). We will be offering them soon in half bushel quantities for canning and preserving so get your supplies ready!
The farm is truly living up to its name right now- every where you look, it’s blooming!
Post and photos by Tricia Borneman, Blooming Glen farmer and co-owner. Tricia and her husband Tom have been farming together since 2000. Blooming Glen Farm is entering its 10th season bringing high quality certified organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and cut flowers to our local community. Tricia is passionate about food, art and nature and the intersection and expression of all three.