We were visiting outside San Diego County a couple of weeks ago and stopped at a Jimbo’s Market. I was in awe of a good size bin of the most beautiful, deep red tomatoes. At first I thought I was looking at the healthiest looking big, plump cherry tomatoes. The gardener in me was already envious that my own beautiful garden produce didn’t look like these, ruby red cherry tomatoes. A kind gentlemen came up beside me with a plastic bag in hand and started sharing about what he knew about these gorgeous fruits (scientifically speaking, tomatoes are fruits!).
“Dry-Farmed Tomatoes” he tells me. As he proudly explains the process, he’s also attesting on how they’re the best tasting tomatoes he’s ever had and that they’re worth the price. Another man, comes up next to us, bag in hand and starts picking through the generous market offerings too. The second gentleman joins the convo agreeing that these were the best and that he was glad they made an appearance again in this market.
I had to have a stash of my own and picked out some hero tomatoes to try, educate myself on the process…and share these beauties on TC.
What are Dry-Farmed Tomatoes?
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