Tomato season has begun! Since we grow so many different kinds of tomatoes, I’ve created this guide to the varieties we are growing this season.
When you collect your tomatoes each week, you’ll notice that we harvest some of them before they’re completely ripe. We do this for several reasons. First, it’s easier to manage the harvest; we can ensure we don’t lose any tomatoes to pests, or because they become too ripe and fall off or begin to rot. It’s also nice for sharers to have options; you can take tomatoes that are ready to eat as well as some that will be ready in a few days. Just leave your tomatoes on your kitchen counter — stem side down — and it will slowly begin to ripen.
The list below tells you the variety name, where we grow each variety on the farm and a description (including a photo) of what it looks like when fully ripe so you know when it is ready to enjoy.
Stearns Farm 2020 Tomato Varieties
Until next time,