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Island Grown Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

Edgartown School celebrates the tomato and we want to know, what is your favorite way to eat tomatoes?

Island Grown Harvest of the Month is a program that highlights a locally available crop each month of the school year in school cafeterias, restaurants, and grocery stores. The goal is to help children, their care-givers, and the broader community experience healthy, seasonal, whole-foods based meals, while supporting local and regional farmers. Following in the footsteps of school districts in California, Oregon, and other states, Martha’s Vineyard is the first school system in Massachusetts to pioneer Harvest of the Month.

The first Island Grown Harvest of the Month is the tomato. Around here, there’s just no end to the beautiful variety of tomatoes – in all colors and sizes being grown on farms, in backyard gardens and, of course, in school yards. In honor of the crop of the month, the Edgartown School, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"the-edgartown-school"} --> held an heirloom tomato tasting where students compared generic tomatoes grown off Island to heirloom tomatoes grown at and

Martha Magee September 19, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Heirloom tomatoes Big thick slices A sprinkIng of good salt Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil simple simple simple Slurpticiously delicious !!
Laurel Chrumka September 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM
My favorite way to eat tomatoes is with my mouth! seriously though, as long as the tomatoe is fresh and flavorful, it really does not matter how it is served. Last week while visiting friends on the Vineyard, the fresh harvested tomatoes were served with wonderful greens, and garnished with island grown basil with a drizzle of balsamic. This was just one segment of a meal which included island grown corn and fresh swordfish. The swordfish was seared to hold in the juices, then barbecued to perfection, and garnished with butter whipped with fresh basil and garlic. Makes me salivate to write about it. The tomatoes balanced out the flavors of the rest of the meal.

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