The sadness of the final tomato harvest


Last week we finished picking the last of the yellow cherry tomatoes. It is officially Autumn in Australia. There is an overwhelming beauty to the home-grown tomato. It is juicy yet firm, sweet but somehow at the same time, tart and refreshing. Perfect in salads or atop toasted, buttered rye bread in the morning.  Or with cheese and vegemite for lunch. The change of season signals that the days of outdoor breakfasts are numbered and visits to the ‘tomato man’ at the Adelaide Central Market will recommence. But these tomatoes will not grace the salad; they will be used in cooked dishes.   When you pick the last one you have to think that summer is soon to be a memory. That is the sadness of the final tomato harvest.

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