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Nothing says summer as much as stone fruit. I’m an arch-locavore but my much-anticipated first taste of stone fruit isn’t local. No apologies. Al and Becky Courchesne at Frog Hollow Farms in Brentwood in the Sacramento Delta, growers of some … Continue reading
Congratulations Grouse Mountain Farms On 8.2 Brix Tomato, Winner of the 2010 10.0 Brix Tomato Challenge.
In the worst summer in 30 years to grow tomatoes, we didn’t turn up a 10.0 Brix tomato in our 10.0 Brix Tomato Challenge but we did land an 8.2 Brix German Red Strawberry tomato at Liz Eggers and Mike Hampel’s Grouse … Continue reading
The 10 Brix Tomato Challenge is dedicated to the late Emmett Watson who wished for a great Pacific Northwest-grown tomato. The idea is see if there is something to learn about growing tomatoes for better density and flavor, to salute the … Continue reading
The late Emmett Watson, long time columnist and Seattle culture chronicler for the Seattle P-I and then the Seattle Times, railed until his death against the inadequacy of local tomatoes. He covered the Seattle Mariners’ spring training in Florida. Once … Continue reading