16 August 2012

At the Market: The Doctor is Green and He's a Tomato

I'm like a kid in a candy store when I go to a farm market. I can feel my adrenaline pumping. I get butterflies in my stomach. Doesn't matter if I'm in France or back home.

I love discovering new things. New things to eat, especially.

So when of the growers at Immerfrost Farm showed me this little green guy and said, "Here try this!" I had to buy it. Problem is, I bought only one. Silly me.

This is the first tomato that tastes like wine. It is complex. I mean, it has an initial note, a mouthfeel and a finish. And the flavor mellows once the tomato has been sliced or burst open with a bite. My first thought was that it had a grassy taste. I thought I tasted corn, too. Then there was something funny, something nice happening to my mouth. The flavors were evolving.

I've experienced this with wine and good coffee. But never with a tomato. The tiny piece I allowed my husband to taste had the same affect on him.

Can you fall in love with a tomato? I guess so.

It turns out this little guy, Green Doctor's Frosted, is only three years old. I'm robbing the cradle, so to speak.

These tomatoes are like candy. Most cherry or grape tomatoes are - all that sweet tartness concentrated in a small package. The "frosted" part apparently refers to this tomato's grape-like appearance.

Read more about this wonderful little tomato here. And here.



4 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I am always game to try something new, and tomatoes are at the top of my list! Looks so good!!!

Christine said...

I am green with envy, Mimi! Will ask out local farmers if they've heard of it.

katiez said...

When I bought tomatoes this year I bought 1 red, 1 white and 1 green cherry tomato (They're ready faster than the big ones and last longer). I was so excited to find a green cherry.... It was a fraud. It's a delicious tomato, and it's green, but it's full size.

Mimi Mj Strategic Communications said...

Cyn, I would be there are some around Lower Michigan.

Christine, I would guess it's gotta be somewhere out there - who knew we would have something new like this?

Katie, I did not know the name of this little guy when I bit into him - one of the growers posted the name here yesterday so I was able to write about it. Once I had the name, I Googled it and sure enough - it was exactly what I had. So I think this one is for real.

Life is full of surprises.

Mimi