Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tomatoes & Suncrest Peaches

Tomatoes are finally in at the fruit stand. They were a bit late this year, but now finally we have enough ripe tomatoes to put out in boxes to sell. We have regular red tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, paste tomatoes and some heirlooms. 

We also have Suncrest peaches at the fruit stand.  Suncrest peaches are juicy and flavorful yellow peaches with red steaks on the skin and inside.  Suncrest peaches are part of the Slow Food USA's Ark of Taste, meaning that they're a rare older variety that's in danger of not being produced or available for sale any longer.  They're delicious with fragile soft skin and flesh and a short shelf life which makes it difficult to ship them. David Mas Masumoto wrote about his family's effort to save this peach and their farm in the book, Epitaph for a Peach.  You can read more about his farm and community activities here.

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