Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes!

As summer begins to come to an end with the kids headed back to school, the big BBQ bashes are right around the corner for Labor day weekend, and the fresh summer produce will quickly turn to fall greens, root veggies, and loads of squash and pumpkins. In honor of my favorite vegetable, (technically a fruit) tomato season will be winding up here soon. Oh, how I”ll miss garden-fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes everyday. I literally can not get enough! As I’ve said before there is nothing better than picking a warm tomato straight from your own garden to be sliced for sandwiches and salads!

All winter long I will dream of these sweet and juicy treats. Grocery store tomatoes don’t even come close to the perfect rainbow of accessible yummies we can get all summer. Black Krims, Purple Smudge, Dr.Wyche’s Yellow, Japanese Black Trifele, Lemon, Mr. Stripey, San Marzano, Golden Peach, and Green Zebras have all made an appearance in my garden.

Tomatoes are loved so much in my area, a local farmers market has an annual tomato festival and we drive over an hour to taste an array of different Heirlooms every year. We stock up on all our favorites, trying news ones, and savoring every bit of the season. My 3 year-old daughter demands her own bag of Sungolds and Black Cherrys, inhaling them so she won’t have to share.But we decided to share a little taste of the festival with you…

As summer continues to fizzle out, if you haven’t gotten your heart’s desire in tomatoes now is the time or you’ll have to wait till next summer and believe me it’s a long winter! 🙂 So make your own sauce, can every last one, even sun dry your own for salads and dips for the winter, (Check out my post later this week how to sun dry your own tomatoes) just incase you get that hankering! Here’s to the end of summer and bellies full of tomatoes!

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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