A long time customer, Art, came in today, because he likes to use our antique scale to weigh his tomatoes every summer.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love our customers? It's really a treat to get to know everyone who comes in here.
Check out this giant beefsteak he brought in! (And kindly gave to me as a welcome gift for the new owner.) Seven inches across and just over two pounds, that's quite a tomato. He bought the plant here this spring, and has lovingly taken care of it through this crazy weather summer we've had this year.
You'll notice it's still green, just starting to turn red on the bottom. That's our advice to all of our customers who have squirrel problems. Bring the tomatoes in just as they're starting to turn, and put them in a sunny window. The squirrels are after the juicy liquid inside, and so they'll take a bite and just leave it on the ground. So annoying after you've been taking care of them for months! You can also put a pan of water out and hope that they drink out of that, instead of chewing on your beautiful tomatoes.
It's been a rough summer for tomatoes with the cold, wet spring we had, so it's nice to see that people are having success.
I'll be pairing this with fresh basil from my own garden!