We grow both green & yellow zucchini. There's no taste difference between the two, but the yellow are a bit more tender and therefore cook a bit quicker! We begin to harvest zucchini in late June, and continue into September.
Baby Zucchini & Zucchini Blossoms
In addition to regularly sized zucchini, we also harvest a few baby/mini zucchinis. These little guys are not only super tender and sweet, but also pretty adorable. They are sold on their own, and sometimes along with zucchini blossoms/flowers!
Zucchini blossoms are quite the delicacy. Before consuming, be sure to remove the stamen (inside the flower) using your fingers or scissors. Once the stamen is removed, the blossoms can be enjoyed raw in salads, sauteed along with other veggies, or sauteed and added to pasta or pizza! Our family favourite is to stuff the blossoms with a soft cheese (like cream cheese or goat cheese) along with some herbs, bread them, then either bake, pan-fry, or deep-fry. So delicious!
Field tomatoes roll into season during early August. Although some farms grow tomatoes in greenhouses to provide an early taste of Ontario tomatoes, we only grow tomatoes that are grown outdoors - field tomatoes! We grow several different varieties, in a few different forms. Check them out!
Regular Field Tomatoes
Many customers ask if our tomatoes are a "beefsteak" variety. Similar to the Peaches and Cream sweet corn conversation, Beefsteak is a trademarked name of a general variety of tomatoes. We grow this general variety here on our farm.
Green tomatoes are simply regular tomatoes that have not ripened fully. They are less juicy, with a more solid flesh. Common uses are fried green tomatoes, chutney, or relish!
Roma tomatoes are a small, oblong-shaped variety of tomatoes that contains fewer seeds than our standard field tomato. They are generally purchased in bulk to make homemade tomato sauce!
These small, bite-sized tomatoes are kind of like the cute, sweeter little brother to the regular field tomato. Not to be confused with cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes are super sweet and more oblong-shaped than round. Perfect for salads, snacking, or a stir-fry!