The tomatoes are starting to come in. Not all varieties we planted for this season are ready yet. So far, we have…
Red tomatoes, great for cooking and canning. $3 per pound.
Pink beefsteak tomatoes, to slice for your burgers. $3 per pound.
Heirloom Paul Robeson tomatoes bring the big, bold flavor, perfect for a BLT. $4 per pound.
Mixed cherry tomatoes for sweet and tangy snacks, $5 per pound.
New item: eggplant. These are a happy medium between big Italian-style eggplants and slender Asian-style eggplants, so they are wonderful for all manner of cooking. Our favorite is to grill or roast until tender and mash with olive oil and spices for baba ghanouj. $2 per pound.
Pattypan squash make tasty calabacitas and can be used the same as other summer squash. $2 per pound.
Persian cucumbers are $3 per pound. Our bread and butter pickles made with these cucumbers are $10 per pint.
We have yardlong beans (Chinese noodle beans) and garden beans, $2 per 8 ounces. We plan to make more bean pickles later this week.
Speaking of pickles, we have celtuce pickles in wheat-free soy sauce, a crunchy treat with an savory umami flavor. We also have a few jars of blackcurrant jam left; it will sell out soon.
We always have greens: sweet potato greens, New Zealand spinach, amaranth, sorrel, and Swiss chard.
And let’s not forget the herbs: basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, and more.
Since the tomatoes are here, we are taking a break from baking sourdough bread until the end of the growing season. And we are adding Friday to our open hours. Please come see us Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 14 Gonzales Rd, Belen. 505-302-5657. Please park in our driveway and buzz the doorbell for service (it buzzed our phones). We’ll see you soon.