Redwinger wrote:Discounting the cost of a couple of seed packets, we are currently getting the tomatoes for "free". The heat wave, which thankfully has at least temporarily subsided, has taken a toll on the plants, so we shall see how long we continue to have a viable harvest.
Jacques Levy wrote:I was also shocked to pay $10 for 2 tomatoes at the Farmer's Market in Pleasantville, NY this past weekend. $4/lb the two tomatoes weighed 2.5lbs (duh)
Redwinger wrote:Jacques Levy wrote:I was also shocked to pay $10 for 2 tomatoes at the Farmer's Market in Pleasantville, NY this past weekend. $4/lb the two tomatoes weighed 2.5lbs (duh)
Guess I just picked ~$25-$30 worth from the garden this morning at that tariff. Now what the hell do I do with all those sweet banana peppers? I fry them, I grill them, I stuff them, I freeze them and I give them away to the point neighbors run and hide when I come to their door. I guess that next year I don't really need 10 plants for the two of us.
Bob Sisak wrote:I taste (and sell) wine at a local farmers market. At the end of the day, I've been trading what's left over for local produce. We don't have a whole lot of tomatoes yet here in MA, but I've been getting a lot of other stuff. The tomato guys have promised me some really nice heirlooms soon. We do have some tomatoes, like Better Boys and such, but I'm waiting for the good ones like German Pink, Zebra, Costoluto Genovese, etc.
Jenise wrote:Paid $6/lb for beautiful locally-grown heirlooms in the Canadian Islands over the weekend, including some late varieties like green zebras. Funny, the Island I was on was only about 20 miles west of where I live and at about the same latitude, but we're not even close to getting tomatoes.