|PRODUCE T thru Z
|Tomatoes are the number one thing we grow. It was the first crop Garrett
every really grew for himself and is the crop that made him want to be a
From approx. October thru May, we have hydroponic tomatoes, and in the
summer months, we have organic field-grown tomatoes.
You can see info on how we grow them on the gallery pages.
Tomatoes have fleshy internal segments filled with slippery seeds
surrounded by a watery matrix. They can be red, yellow, orange, green,
purple, or brown in color. Although tomatoes are fruits in a botanical
sense, they don't have the dessert quality sweetness of other fruits.
Instead they have a subtle sweetness that is complemented by a slightly
bitter and acidic taste. Cooking tempers the acid and bitter qualities in
tomatoes and brings out their warm, rich, sweetness.
Watermelon is not only great on a hot
summer day, this delectable
thirst-quencher may also help quench
the inflammation that contributes to
conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis,
diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.
We grow red and yellow, with and
|The term "summer" and "winter" for squash are
only based on current usage, not on actuality.
"Summer" types are on the market all winter;
and "winter" types are on the markets in the
late summer and fall, as well as winter. Thus,
the terms "summer" and "winter" are deceptive
.Winter squash comes in shapes round and
elongated, scalloped and pear-shaped with
flesh that ranges from golden-yellow to brilliant
orange. Most winter squashes are vine-type
plants whose fruits are harvested when fully
mature. They take longer to mature than
summer squash (3 months or more) and are
best harvested once the cool weather of fall
sets in. They can be stored for months in a cool
basement-hence the name "winter" squash.
|Zucchini is the more common name in
North America, Australia, Germany and
Italy, while courgette is more commonly
used in Britain, Ireland, France, the
Netherlands, New Zealand and South
Africa. Zucchini can be yellow, green or
light green, and generally have a similar
shape to a ridged cucumber, though a
few cultivars are available that produce
round or bottle-shaped fruit.