(KCBS) – It’s a little late in the season, but KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David says heirloom tomatoes are finally here.
These are the first really sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes. Everything’s late because of the Spring that wreaked havoc with fruits and vegetables all over the state. Tomatoes haven’t had any flavor these days because they haven’t been ripened enough.
Recently we drove down through Escalon and stopped at Fisher Farms. They only sell produce they grow themselves which includes stone fruit, some vegetables, and of course tomatoes.
When we were there, they were picking the richest, deepest purplish, Cherokee tomato.
They also brought back the klondike watermelon which is the tastiest watermelon anywhere. It has seeds but that’s what makes it a delicious watermelon!
17747 East State Highway 120, Ripon, CA 95366
Halfway between Manteca and Escalon on Highway 120
6 miles east of Hwy 99
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-Narsai David, KCBS Food and Wine Editor
Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades. You can hear him Saturdays at 10:53am, 12:53pm and 4:53pm, and at 2:53am Sunday on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
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