North Fork heirloom tomato and corn salad. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Before I assumed my role as editor of northforker.com, I admit I didn’t quite understand how superior heirloom tomatoes are to their flavorless grocery store counterparts.
But after my first bite of big and juicy striped German, I have seen the light.
Long Season Farms also grows Heirloom cherry tomatoes
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
Ring the dinner bell and break out the salad spinner, because the heirloom tomatoes have arrived. Between the corn and Jersey tomatoes during mid-summer, these special varieties come into season.
Just what is an Heirloom Tomato?
A “gold medal” heirloom tomato from Long Season Farms in Aquebogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
These giant tomatoes might look like mutants, but their genomes are likely less modified than many of the widely available crops.
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch
Mattituck farmer Ken Jurow is deep into his second season at
Long Season Farms growing organic heirloom tomatoes in plastic greenhouses as well as other vegetables in raised beds on land he leases in Aquebogue on Main Road. (more…)