111 days later… tomato. the fruit

‘Long story short… 
In October, we received life changing seed of this glorious fruit. By the end of the month, the seeds had made it into soil, well, into soil in tiny ol’ milk bags from the city yonder. First sprouts were in 3 days. A month later, they were moved to the land. Early December we saw the flowers followed closely by fruit. Jan 30th was our first harvest!

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These days in harvests

Harvests include a mixed produce bag of flowers, leaves (aromatic, green, indigenous), herb, root, stem, fruit..

Good food

When the food’s grown good, meal prep is simple

Tom-a-toe-ing?

We’re up to our toes, nay, neck in tomato!

Earlier this fall, Sandra transformed our world with her seed collection, sharing over 20 of the 150 tomato species she grows!  Needless to say, it’s much of what we’re thinking about these days.

As for the fruit masquerading as a veggie… stay tuned!

Food

The thing with food is, it takes much of natural resources – sun, water, soil, air; Not to mention human energy to grow it – prepping the soil, prepping the seed, sowing the seed, tending the earth, watering, watching, and doing it all over until it’s ready to harvest, months or years later; The harvest – be it leaves-one leaf at a time, a vegetable at a time, or fruit -climbing tree/shrub, picking, passing, gathering, cleaning; Travelling it – first to a gathering and holding location, then likely to a mode of transport, holding and travelling once more, before it reaches a kitchen. And the kitchen – another massive usage of human energy and earth resource – washing, dicing, and prepping into the way it’s to be served on a plate. Boy, I do truly believe this plate should be a massive plate, shared by many – Food is meant to be shared.

Food – The Complete Picture