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Tales of Tomato Season

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As I drive around the valley, everywhere I look tomato plants are quickly growing larger. Watching them grow is torture because tomatoes have been on my mind since they went out of season early last fall. The funny thing is, I didn’t even like tomatoes until I moved to the Capay Valley last August.

What's in Season September 2013

Here’s a preview of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested from some of our farms in September, from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.

EAST

What's in Season August 2013

Here’s a preview of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested from some of our farms in August, from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.

East

What's in Season July 2013

strawberries peachesHere’s a preview of the goodies being harvested from some of our farms in July, from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers. To see what’s being delivered this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.

News From The Farm

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Baia Nicchia Microloan Update

In 2011, The FruitGuys’ Farm Steward program financed a $3,000 no-interest loan to Baia Nicchia Farm and Nursery in Sunol, CA.  Baia Nicchia  is a family farm, run by Fred Hempel and Jill Shepard, that grows heirloom tomatoes, specialty squash, peppers, and herbs.   FruitGuys volunteers also helped plant tomato seedlings last May.

Heirloom Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Recipe by The FruitGuys

INGREDIENTS
1 cup heirloom tomatoes, chopped in bite-size pieces
1 cup cucumber, chopped in bite-size pieces (cuke peel is optional)
1/2 cup sweet bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

PREPARATION

Tomatoes from the Heart

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