East End tomatoes
- EM23 Jul 29, 2013 01:57 PM
I picked up a loaf of white bread, iceberg lettuce and applewood smoked bacon yesterday in anticipation of scoring a few fat, juicy tomatoes at the nursery this morning for my first BLT of the season. What they had instead were hothouse tomatoes, and I was told that it will be a short tomato season this year. Is this true? Coll, Moto, NofoLady – are there any maters out there on the North Fork?
I've been getting local medium size at my stand on Mill Rd, and some giants plus luscious yellow cherry ones at Andersons on Sound Ave. The ones in my garden are also coming along nicely, I've picked at least a dozen so the season is here. Maybe not enough yet to export further up the island? But they are here, don't worry. And seem to be abundant, sorry maybe we're hogging them all so far?
The tomatoes on my vines are just starting to come in. Just picked 4 medium sized juicy red tomatoes.
Lots of sweet cherries and a plentitude of big green ones.
I agree that the tomatoes at most farm stands on the far east end of the NF do not seem tempting. Until I see anything better more locally, I will continue to buy at KK's Farm stand on the Main Road between Greenport and Southold, not far from Port of Egypt on north side of the road. Excellent cherry tomatoes and great-looking heirlooms. (will try this weekend)
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.