In spring, when tomato-maniacs are deciding which varieties to squish into their home gardens, there are more tomato events—talks, workshops, sales, etc.—than you can shake a stick at. Less so in fall. Yet now, when the harvest is at its peak, we have the opportunity to actually taste what we might want to grow next year. After all—if not now, when?
With this in mind, Slow Food Santa Cruz and The Curated Feast have teamed up with Birdsong Orchards, a certified organic farm near Watsonville, to host a tomato tasting party in which Birdsong farmer Nadine Schaeffer will showcase 40 of her favorite varieties out of the 75 she is growing this year. (See below for the mind-boggling complete list.) They have novel and intriguing names like Ananas Noir, … Read More