You say Tomato, I say Tomahto

platter of heirloom tomatoesThe month of August just ended yesterday, which means our garden at Vintage Towers is in full swing. And the undefeated “King” of the garden? Tomatoes! In every shape and size imaginable. Little tiny Black Cherry tomatoes, petite but beautiful Indigo Rose tomatoes with patches of black and red, massive Pineapple tomatoes in shades of yellow, green and red, crazy striped Green Zebras looking like an escapee from a Dr. Seuss book.

So, guess what’s on the menu for breakfast?  You guessed it!  Here’s a recent platter of Cherokee Purple, Persimmon and Green Zebra heirlooms dressed with olive oil, french feta cheese, snipped basil and red sea salt:

And now for an upcoming event that may be of interest:

Last call for 2012 Harvest Party - September 15

Experience the harvest season at AVV first-hand! We’ll be celebrating the 2012 harvest with our biggest event of the year. It’s an all-day party, held on the Wetzel Family’s historic 600 acre estate in beautiful Alexander Valley. Join us for grape picking for early risers, brunch, blessing of the grapes, a grape stomp competition and bocce ball tournament, barbecue and music by Brother Cat.

  • Saturday, September 15
  • $75 per person, all inclusive
  • Reservations required – RSVP to Lu Hughes at 707.433.7209 or 800.888.7209 ext. 108 by September 5th
  • For more information, click here

 

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