At the market, I bought Bob.
The plant was strong and healthy. Since it's a couple of weeks past when we would have normally planted tomatoes, we hope we will get a harvest from "Bob". He cost $2.50 for the one plant. I can't wait to learn more about "Bob" and, if he does well for us, I"ll let you know later this summer.
It must have been New York Tomato Day, because we stopped in our local supermarket to get a couple of items, and a woman was sampling fried green tomatoes.
You do not normally find fried green tomatoes being sampled in upstate New York. That's more of a specialty in the southern United States. When I lived in Florida, Texas and Arkansas, I definitely did not develop a taste for them (or okra, for that matter.) But I tried the sample. The batter was good. The green tomatoes were - well, green tomatoes.
But the merchandising caught my eye.
Yes, the green tomatoes were being sold as a kit: two green tomatoes, and the batter. I didn't notice the price.
I turned the box over. I was curious where these tomatoes originated from.
OK, it's true that Canada is closer to us than most of the United States is. These tomatoes, apparently, are grown in a greenhouse in Ontario. So, I did a little research online and found out about the large greenhouse tomato industry in Ontario. I also found out they eat fried green tomatoes in Canada.
But, I think I will pass on the kit. Instead, I will wait for Bob.
Did you go to your local farmer's market this week?