Tomato Tasting at the Ecology Farm

A variety of tomatoes awaited visitors to the Dahlem Ecology Farm this last Sunday during our second annual Tomato Tasting Trials.

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Red, orange and yellow tomatoes, and even brownish-purple ones, were sliced and diced for folks to sample.

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Most were heirloom varieties, like Cherokee Purple and Amish Paste.  A few were more modern varieties, and some were even unknown.

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Some of our tasters took notes, recording which ones they liked and might look into purchasing for their own gardens next year.

DSC_0669Who wouldn’t want to try green zebras, Grandma Mary’s paste, Paul Robeson, black prince, orange smudge purple flesh?  With names like these, you’ve almost just got to plant them to see what they will be like!

If you grow heirloom tomatoes and would like to bring some out for folks to sample next August, please get in touch!  The more varieties we can share, the more the word will spread about the amazing array of tomatoes that are available – not just the tasteless hard round balls you buy at the grocery store.

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About Dahlem Center

The Dahlem Center is a non-profit nature center/environmental education center located on almost 300 acres just south of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The Center is one arm of the Dahlem Conservancy, which includes land conservancy and stewardship in its mission.
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