Mixed tomatoes 250g

Mixed tomatoes 250g

SKU# FINTOMMIX

Availability: In stock

£3.45

The sweet, juicy tomatoes from our Devon polytunnels are so popular in summer, we’ve sourced the same varieties from our Spanish growers so you can enjoy them in the cooler months as well. We tried lots of varieties before settling on our favourites: yellow Magginos, red Ship Saints, and an orange baby plum affectionately named FS995.

Cooking

When tomatoes are at their peak, it’s a shame to cook them – a drizzle of oil and a sprinkle of salt is really all you need (through basil, mozzarella and red wine vinegar are classic additions).

If you’re going to cook them, the key is to go long and slow to intensify their flavour. Our favourite methods are to slowly stew them into a rich sauce or slow-roast them in the oven.

Storage

Delivered from our farm, so wash before cooking. Best kept out of the fridge and on a cool veg rack. Under-ripe tomatoes can be kept at room temperature, very ripe in the fridge - but bring to room temperature before eating for flavour.

Season

Local isn’t always best! Many tomatoes are grown under heated glass out of season, at huge environmental cost. When we can’t grow tomatoes at home without heat, we truck over naturally sun-ripened ones from Spain. In a project with Exeter University, we discovered that this uses just a tenth of the carbon compared with growing them in the UK using heat.

Class

Our tomatoes are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).

Country of origin

Grown in UK

Suitable for vegans.