Kestrel Red's, but pictured here are our special ones: Golden and Chioggia. We did golds last year to rave reviews. They are nice and sweet and look and taste spectacular when roasted. The Chioggia (a.k.a Candy Cane or Bullseye) are new for us this year. A keeper for sure. They are early, have lighter neat tops similar to the golds, cook a bit faster, are more mild compared to the big reds. Thinly sliced in a salad is a beautiful way to show off these great beets! They are actually an Italian Heirloom I have learned, and are named after a coastal town in Italy. Starting next week they will be in abundance at the Farmer's Markets at our stall. I have also made another recent discovery: BEET CHIPS!
first ripening of the tomatoes! These are coming out of the zany jungle of heirlooms in our 'covered field' under glass (aka old glass cold frame #1). There is soo much maintenance to do out there! I haven't had a rainy day to work out there, so there will be some late evenings and early mornings when it's cool enough to be under that glass in summer temps! We have heirlooms in the field as well this year, so they will hopefully be in abundance! Cheers, it's going to be an awesome summer with lots of great food to eat! :)