Thursday, February 11, 2010

I smell tomatoes!!!


We grow especially early tomatoes, as we need them to be especially large to transplant into our large glass greenhouse come April for June sales. It is such an amazing thing to gently roll your hand overtop them and smell 'tomatoes' when they are such young seedlings!!  I'm transported back to the field!! This is still a new thing for us, so it will be  'fingers crossed' that we do everything right to offer this type of thing so early with flavour integrity intact. I really have a need to bring back the old flavour of tomatoes.  The flavour the ladies talk about while making perogies.  The flavour of tomatoes before 'chemical, shelf life generic red tomatoes' took over a long time ago and ruined what this amazing fruit/veg truly IS!!  When you sliced a tomato and could smell a TOMATO!  Most kids now a days have no clue what this means and that is sad.  Stay tuned as I will have LOTS to talk about regarding tomatoes in the near future......