Heirloom tomato salad with basil

July 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Simple and affordable tomato salad. Five fresh ingredients that create a delicious salad in just minutes! Thaddeus Barsotti, farm manager at Capay Organic, which grows more than 40 different fruits and vegetables in the Capay Valley northeast of San Francisco, shares this delicious recipe.

Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil

  • 3 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small bunch basil leaves, chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cut tomatoes into wedges and toss together in a serving dish. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top; garnish with basil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

About Farm Fresh to You:
Farm Fresh to You is an organic produce delivery service that delivers a box of organic produce fresh from the fields of Capay Fruits & Vegetables to a customer's doorstep or office on a weekly, every other week or monthly basis. The boxes come with seasonal fruits and vegetables, recipes and the option for substitutions due to allergies or dislikes. The farm was founded by Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes in 1976. In late 1992 Kathleen began the successful home delivery service; throughout the years, the demand for Capay Fruits & Vegetables' produce has grown the farm from its original 20-acres to its current 240-acres. The company has also matured by several year-round farmers' markets, dedicated partnerships with produce wholesalers, relationships with Bay Area restaurants, the numerous Farm Fresh to You customers and a retail store - Farm Fresh To You, located in San Francisco's Ferry Building. The farm, store, and delivery service is now owned and operated by Kathleen's four sons.

Event Information

Capay Tomato Tasting 2009
Presented by Farm Fresh To You and The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture

Saturday, July 25th, 5:00pm
Capay Organic - 23800 State Highway 16, Capay
Join us for a summer evening on the farm, to celebrate heirlooms, the art of picnicking and live music. Bring a picnic, a blanket and your ears and spend the evening enjoying the Capay heat and three local bands. Kick off the night with an heirloom tomato tasting of over ten different varieties with Farmer Thaddeus Barsotti. Prepared foods by Chef Jaymes Luu will be available for purchase, including seasonal sandwiches and fruit popsicles. Beer and local wines will also be available for purchase at the event. Farm Fresh To You will provide complimentary heirloom tomatoes to accompany your picnic. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, Under 12 - Free Limited camping spaces available for $30 per site (one car/campsite) www.farmfreshtoyou.com

Tickets available by calling the Farm Fresh To You office at 800-796-6009. For more information, contact Moyra at the FFTY office.


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