|Tomato Varieties Labeled for Sampling|
The market vendors contribute different varieties, which are labeled, then set out for sampling along with some salt and a comprehensive listing/tasting note sheet. It really is amazing to see the different colors, shapes, and to taste how different the flavors can vary.
|One of the salsas vying for 1st prize|
His salsa had heirloom tomatoes (of course), shallots, radishes and fresh basil. It was well balanced and delicious. As were all of the other entries, some of which featured fresh sweet corn, some had melon, and one had fish sauce as the 'secret' ingredient (the salsa was delicious, and the fish sauce not identifiable). One was a little sweet for my tastes, but it was still tasty.
|Jonathon Sawyer & Greenhouse Tavern chefs at work on their salsas|
Everyone was obviously having a good time, and it was a beautiful day to visit the farmers market, despite the fact there about 1,000 people also in same area of the park for a cross-country meet, which made for long waits getting in and out of the meadow.
At this point in the season, you can't go wrong with any kind of fresh salsa made with tomatoes that actually have flavor. So make salsa while the sun shines!