There has been lots of talk about "heirloom" tomatoes in the past few years. There are thousands of varieties of heirloom tomatoes, each marked by different tastes, colors, traits and origins. This makes them different from the tomatoes in the supermarket – hybrids grown with genetic modifications for optimal size, color, and durability. These modifications make the tomatoes look pretty and last for weeks while they're transported to far flung supermarkets. However, they have very little taste!
Are you wondering how they taste? Come to the Potter County Farmers' Market this week (Friday, August 30) to watch two guest chefs prepare delectable food with locally-sourced and locally-grown products. There will be free samples to enjoy.