Monday, August 13, 2007

Home Grown Tomato Art

I thought I would post one more photo from yesterday's Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville. As we were walking through the craft booths that were set up between two buildings, I noticed tomato art hanging on fence behind a tomato garden! Unfortunately, there were not a lot of tomatoes on the plants due to the drought, no doubt.

The drought has affected all crops. On our way home from the Tomato Fest, we stopped at the Farmers' Market for a few things, and I noticed that the price of tomatoes rose dramatically in the six days since I was there last. Last Sunday, I bought Beefsteak, Heirloom, Bradley and yellow tomatoes, paying $1 per pound for each variety. This week, the Beefsteaks were $1, but the Bradley and yellow tomatoes were $1.50 per pound, and the Heirlooms were $2 per pound. Squash prices were also up, although they were just 25 cents per pound more this week. If the South doesn't get some much-needed rain soon, there won't be any fall vegetables.

1 comment:

oldmanlincoln said...

I read your post with interest because we are in a three month drought here in Ohio. And it is bad. Grass is dry like wheat

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo