Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Dry Farmed Early Girl Tomatoes
- Dry farmed, Early Girl and other select heirloom tomato varieties are grown without using water.
- They are grown in deep and rich topsoil that adequately holds the moisture soaked up from the winter rains.
- Once the plants grab hold of the moisture their roots will follow it up to six feet deep by the end of the season.
- A dry-farmed tomato has a flavor that is reminiscent of a homegrown tomato.
- By not irrigating, the flavors are more concentrated and less watered-down.
- Tomatoes are harvested when the tomatoes are red, ripe, and ready to eat.
– Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.