We also sampled the seemingly endless varieties of tomatoes, many of which had crazy names like Aunt Ginny purple Russian or Julia Child (I am not making these up!). They asked us to vote by placing stickers on our favorite varieties, but we had a hard time choosing. Personally, my favorites tended to be in the cherry tomato section because their size and sweetness is perfect for snacking.
Here is where I admit that while I thoroughly enjoy eating local produce and even visiting a farm, I am not cut out to actually be a farmer. We were probably picking tomatoes and basil and tomatillos for less than an hour, but man, is it hard work! And man, is it hot in those fields! The reward, though, was when I got home and made homemade pesto with the basil I picked, added some cherry tomatoes (which I also picked) and ate it atop whole wheat pasta. Yum!
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