Vine ripened tomatoes are one our staples for dinner in the fall. A year just would not be right without them. With hundreds of varieties of heirloom tomatoes available, we try to choose varieties that have great flavor, diverse colors and shapes, and that do well in our mountain climate. We love the flavor differences ranging from the sweet, mild Dr. Wyche’s to the sweet, tangy Black Krim. The yellow, purple, black, red and pink color differences make a beautiful, enticing display on a plate. Simply serve them with a little salt or dress them up with balsamic vinegar, fresh red onion and fresh basil.
Heirloom Tomatoes Storage & Care
We take pride in growing incredibly flavorful, organic fruit. This goes for our tomatoes, too, which technically fall into the fruit category! Because we allow our tomatoes to ripen on the vine, they come to you full of sweetness and should be eaten within a week. Store at room temperature, on a plate (not in a plastic bag) and out of sunlight. Keep in mind that if you place a tomato in the refrigerator it will become mealy, so avoid if possible.Wash and core prior to using.
Tomatoes keep well in the freezer, whether diced in bags or prepared in a quick tomato sauce. For tips on how to prepare them for the freezer, consult this place. Tomatoes can be hard to can safely, so unless you are an expert at canning it is advised to freeze them instead. Instructions can be found through the Colorado State University Extension.