My favorite farmers, Keith and Jill Forrester of Whitton Farms, have been selling adorable heirloom cherry tomatoes at the Memphis Farmer's Market for several weeks now.
Aren't they beautiful?! I'm not sure all the varieties, but there are definitely some baby Cherokee Purples and tiny Sun Golds in there. Also, I LOVE the little pear-shaped one!
They charge $4 for a large box, but I've hesitated to buy them because I've been afraid they'd go bad before I'd eat them all. I have a huge fear of produce going bad. I think it's the Food Not Bombs mentality. When I used to volunteer with them, we dumpster-dove for produce that was past its date but still edible. We turned what was being thrown out as waste into tasty vegan meals for the homeless. Now the idea of letting anything go to waste irks me to my very core.
So I'll be eating lots of cherry tomatoes this week. I worked a handful into this tasty lunch — Tofurkey Italian Sausage with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil on Whole Wheat Spaghetti:
I needed to use up the rest of my 4th of July Tofurkey, and this was the perfect way. For a sauce, I drizzled a little olive oil. Then I sprinkled the pasta with Parma and garlic powder (because I was too lazy to chop up fresh garlic). Delish!