Saturday, August 9, 2008

Gold Medal Tomato

This morning at the Farmer's Market we came across a beautiful, huge tomato for sale. It was a heritage variety called Gold Medal. When the farmer described how tasty it was on a grilled cheese sandwich, we succumbed.

When he weighed it, however, we were shocked at the price: $10.70! Rog bought it for me as an anniversary present and I cradled it carefully on the walk home. Cadence had an excellent idea: to save the seeds and grow them next spring. If I could grow and sell $10 tomatoes, that would surely help support Squash Blossom Farm.

Oh, the grilled cheese sandwich (with provolone, fresh basil and sourdough bread) was fabulous.

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