Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Dry Farmed Early Girl Tomatoes

  • Robbie with heirloomsDry 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.

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