Tomatoes are a big crop for us and very popular with most eaters. The difference in a vine-ripened heirloom tomato and a store bought hybrid is vast. We still grow the red, hybrid tomatoes because their production and storage qualities cannot be beat, but the heirlooms have the flavor.
Here are some of the heirloom varieties we grow:
David likes to make a sauce with this and hot peppers to go with smoked ribs!
Samples of several kinds for our annual staff tomato tasting.
You can find these tomatoes at all of the 3 farmer's markets we vend at:
Thursday 3 to 6 pm, Homegrown Alabama market on the grounds of Canterbury Chapel
Saturday 7am to noon, Tuscaloosa River Market across from the public library on Jack Warner Parkway
Saturday 7am to noon, Pepper Place Farmer's Market