It's tomato season! I'm plucking a dozen or more cherry tomatoes a day from the plants at my house - a small take compared to other backyard gardeners and farmers out there, I'm sure.
Carrboro Farmers' Market will host its annual Tomato Day on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will feature over 70 tomato varieties, freshly sliced tomato samples, tomato infused beer by Steel String Brewery, live music, and face painting.
I asked the market staff to share a recipe using fresh tomatoes. This one also includes peaches, which are popping up at farmers markets as well.
Fresh Sungold and Peach Salsa
By: Carrboro Farmers’ Market Staff, Erin Jobe and Margaret Krome-Lukens
4 ripe peaches
2 small cucumbers
2 cups sungold tomatoes
1-2 jalapeno peppers
Splash of lemon juice
(Optional cilantro, onion, sweet corn)
Peel peaches. Dice peaches and cucumbers into small cubes. Wash sungolds and cut each in half. Finely chop 1-2 jalapeno peppers, depending on how much spice you prefer. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together. Add a slash of lemon juice. Enjoy with chips (or possibly as a topping for fish)! The sweetness of peaches and sungolds go very well mixed with fresh crunchy cucumbers and this salsa is a great refreshing snack for a summer day! You could also add onion, fresh sweet corn or cilantro to the mix!
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