Tomato Season in Suisun Valley

 

Ripening tomatoes

We are rapidly approaching tomato season in Suisun Valley and let me tell you – It is Everything Tomato at IL Fiorello in the summer! We have so many varieties here at the Farm.  We have to chase the mockingbirds away from them! Our chickens love the little red and yellow cherry tomatoes. They chase each other like little kids to catch the sweet ones. Hilarious to watch.

Tomatoes from the garden, tomato cooking class, dried tomatoes in the kitchen to pair with oils, Tomato Festival Cooking Contest and the Fairfield Tomato Festival! Did I mention Everything Tomato?

Our suggestion? Pair fresh tomatoes with our Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Green Valley Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil…beyond wonderful! The fresh tomatoes are perfect, the oil divine, the combination even better.

On Saturday, August 17th, at the 28th annual Tomato Festival VIP tent, IL Fiorello will serve an Italian-inspired Farm Fresh Salad with Grilled Red, White, & Green Vegetables, Focaccia Croutons, & Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  It promises to be a great event!

Earlier in the day on August 17th, we’ll host the Cooking Competition for the Fairfield Tomato Festival in our Kitchen in the Grove.  Judges will be judging from 10-12 am. Finalists are announced on Saturday, and the overall winners will be presented on Sunday, August 18th at the Tomato Festival. We will also serve tastes of garden tomatoes with Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Green Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil in our Kitchen in the Grove as a comparative tasting experience from Friday August 16th-Sunday, August 18th.

So stop by anytime from 11am to 5pm to experiment with tastes.  Come and enjoy!