Tomatoes in July may be a first for Henbogle, and we enjoyed not one, but 2 full size tomatoes last week, and some Sungold and Matt’s Wild cherry tomatoes as well. We chose to enjoy them as the T component of BLT sandwiches using bacon from Ruit Farm, and was it ever delicious! The cherry tomatoes graced a tomato cucumber feta salad, and a few were enjoyed straight up, yum.
We also enjoyed our first harvest of blackberries, destined for blackberry lime marmalade; our first harvest of snap beans, devoured for lunch yesterday, our first golden beet, harvested by accident and eaten raw, and a very weird cucumber. Old favorites continuing to show up in the harvest basket include broccoli, zucchini, patty pan squash, peppers, Flying Saucers squash, chard and some edible flowers. The good news:
65.00 Patty Pan
27.00 Flying Saucer
17.00 Yellow Crookneck
7.00 Snap Beans
36.81 Lbs. Total
After checking out several local farmer’s markets, I adjusted the price of my blueberries to $4.50 a pint ($6/lb), slightly lower than the going rate of $5.00 a pint. Today’s harvest tally brings the value of my harvests throughout the season to $646.99 Expenses remained the same at $305.54, bringing the net value to $390.95 for the season. I think this answers my question that my obsession is at least paying for itself! Check out which other gardeners are eating home grown tomatoes at Daphne’s Harvest Monday series.