blogI remember the first days of our new business as if it was yesterday. Full of hope for the future and of course there was some uncertainty as to how it would all pan out. Orders for produce meant a treasured customer, hopefully a happy one and at the end of the day it was how we were to make our living. The excitement of one of those first orders coming through, and yes it was exciting, was from a small restaurant, which not surprisingly included tomatoes. 4lbs to be exact. It’s odd, but it’s the little things that stand out. They were so red, ripe and juicy and as I weighed them out I thought ‘they are just going to love these,’ with the fresh sweet aroma to greet them as they open the bag.

Through the years, as those pound orders, turned to kilo orders and then the kilo orders turned to many kilos of orders, an array of new varieties have appeared. Today we can supply a large number, from Beef to Lemontoms to Tigerellas which incidentally look like royal gala apples! One of my favourites is the Green Zebra (as pictured beside) with the colour and appearance of a tiny watermelon and as the fruit ripens the paler green stripes turn yellow. A delight in any dish. The flavour is extraordinary. Sweet with a lemon tang all at the same time and if I’m not mistaken a hint of pepper! It’s all in the seeing and tasting.

If you haven’t tried one you must.

Alison Murphy

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