Okay, I’ll admit it. When I have a hankering for a summer-fresh tomato in December, it can be hard sticking to a pledge to eating locally and in season. Darn those June photos of tomatoes!
I reassure myself two ways. First, I know that any tomato I buy anywhere near here in December will taste nothing like home-grown summer tomatoes. Second, it’s time to start tomato seed. By mid-February, I’ll be putting plants in the ground, protected by Wall-o-waters, and by June (or maybe late May?!?), I’ll be picking tomatoes.