A walk through the Farmer’s Market in late-summer plainly shows that tomatoes rule! Here are recipes to take advantage of this bounty.
At the local farmer’s market tomatoes fill baskets and crates at every vegetable stand: heirloom varieties in shades of green, purple, and red. Pint baskets of glowing yellow and red cherry tomatoes, and plump Roma tomatoes in sizes and shades that put typical supermarket selections to shame.
They are plentiful now, but soon you will sense a chill in the air. Pumpkin spice-flavored drinks, sweets, (everything!) will close in on all sides. You need to savor these tomatoes while you can!
Click this link to check find Farmer’s Markets in Vermont and see their schedules. If you are outside of Vermont, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has a directory to find locally grown food near you: click here to check it out. Check local markets and co-ops, and you may even be able to barter with a neighbor who has a glut of tomatoes in their garden!
The recipes below take advantage of the tomato bounty. I joined Meteorologist Amanda Thibault on the Fox Local 44/22 television station to share recipes and talk about all things tomato. (We talked a little about pumpkin spice too, namely those Pumpkin Spice Cheerios I used in my Apple Bars!) Click the videos below to watch our segments, and then scroll down to see a whole lotta tomato recipes!
♪♫ “You like tomatoes, and I like to-mah-toes.” ♫♪
Here’s a little musical interlude while you enjoy all those tomatoes!