We won't have our bulk organic romas for sauce this year.
Sorry folks, there is late blight out in the patch and though the romas don't look too bad its too risky to start taking orders and packing boxes. We know there are a lot of you out there that understand how to cut some rot off your tomatoes and the odd spot but unfortunately there are some really picky folks who need close to perfection and I just can't bother with the complaints. So, unfortunately there are a few out there that ruin it for the majority. What we will do is pack into our baskets and sell at market. For those that need sauce you will probably be able to score 5 baskets which is 25lbs, which is half a bushel. Which happens to be a case amount. We know our regulars and folks that have been good to us over the years, esp understanding growing organic tomatoes can be a real challenge, so we will try and do what we can. The roma patch is a great hybrid variety that is holding it's own and the tomatoes so far are pretty nice, but we know it won't last. We will harvest as many as we can. We took a few case orders for WestEnd Food Coop that we had planned for months, but that is it. We have cut off all other orders. (Check out the picture of the field. The greener tomatoes are the roma, but when it's this bad we know that the first time the guys go through to pick it will spread everywhere.)