When the first of the tomatoes ripen at Tumbleweed Farm it’s reason enough to crack open a bottle of bubbly! There is simply nothing better than a homegrown tomato straight off the vine. It’s a long winter without fresh tomatoes (which is why we can as many jars as possible!) But when it comes down to it, tomatoes are pretty darn wonderful with minimal effort. There are many different varieties of tomatoes but for the most part they can be broken down into three categories. Paste tomatoes–great for cooking, making sauce and canning. Cherry tomatoes—great for snacking, topping on salads and slow roasting in the oven. Beefsteak–great for slicing, toping on pizzas or eaten like an apple. Tomatoes range greatly in size, color, texture and flavor. The most important thing to remember when it comes to eating tomatoes, is to enjoy them when they’re in season.


Fall, Summer

Cooking Options

raw, stewed, roasted, grilled, sautéed

Storage Best Practice

Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight for up to 5 days. Don't store them in the refrigerator.

All Tomatoes Recipes

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea & Kale Stew

January 17, 2018

Rabbit Stew

November 07, 2017

Cherry Tomato Confit

September 06, 2017

Grilled Chicken & Tomato Kebabs with Basil Vinaigrette

August 14, 2017

Turnip Noodles with Beef Ragú

March 24, 2017

Smoky Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

February 06, 2017

Smoky Bacon, Beef & Beer Chili

January 25, 2017

Tomato, Harissa & Butter Bean Stew

December 19, 2016

Lentil & Mushroom Ragù

December 06, 2016

Wine Braised Eggplant & Tomato Pasta

September 14, 2016

Black Bean & Corn Chili

September 12, 2016

Heirloom Tomato & Herb Salad

September 07, 2016

Sweet Corn Frittata with Cherry Tomato Compote

August 11, 2016

Sun Gold Tomato Toast

August 04, 2016

Kohlrabi & Chickpea Curry

July 17, 2016

Grilled Garlic Scapes with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto and Sea Salt

June 06, 2016

Early Autumn Moroccan Stew

October 05, 2015

Heirloom Tomato Pie With Almond Flour Crust + Creamy Cashew Herb Filling

August 31, 2015

Summer Harvest Ratatouille With Pasta

August 27, 2015

Roasted Eggplant & Summer Squash Miso Dressing

August 05, 2015

White Wine & Burst Tomato Summer Pasta

July 29, 2015

Tomato Harissa Coconut Bisque

April 27, 2015

Spicy Chickpeas & Fried Egg Flatbreads

March 30, 2015

Penne with Za'atar Tomato Sauce & Parmesan

March 20, 2015

Roasted Potatoes & Sun Dried Tomato Cashew Sauce

March 09, 2015

Spaghetti & Chickpea Bites with Harissa Tomato Sauce & Almond Parmesan

February 23, 2015

Moroccan Carrot & Chickpea Stew

December 03, 2014

Sweet Potato Chana Masala

November 12, 2014

Parsnip Collard Green & Chickpea Curry

November 07, 2014

Harvest Chili

October 24, 2014

Curried Eggplant Chickpea & Coconut Stew

October 01, 2014

Tumbleweed Farm Autumn Ratatouille

September 29, 2014

Roasted Tomato & Basil Crostini + Roasted Eggplant & Mint Crostini

September 17, 2014

Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mushroom-Chickpea Bites

September 15, 2014

Eggplant & Cucumber Crunch Salad

September 12, 2014

Summer Harvest Zucchini Boats

August 26, 2014

Roasted Chickpea & Tomato Salad

August 17, 2014

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado-Basil Sauce

August 01, 2014

Collard Green Breakfast Burritos

July 17, 2014

Roasted Polenta Rounds with Parsley Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

April 04, 2014

Lentil-Mushroom Bites with Harissa-Tomato Sauce

January 28, 2014