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September 18 – September 24, 2019

Our Local Savings Coupon this fortnight will save you 50 cents on your purchase of any variety of cherry tomato! While these succulent tangy sweet morsels are bursting with flavor, cherry tomatoes are also low in sodium, and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They’re a good source of vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and manganese. The sungold variety are lower in acid than their ruby red cousins.

Our primary source for cherry tomatoes right now is Piece by Piece Farm, a 6-acre certified organic vegetable farm in northeast Olympia run by Kelly Battershell and Laura Mosher.

Battershell is a graduate of the program on sustainable agriculture program offered through The Evergreen State College. He then became an apprentice at Peacemeal Farm in Maine for two seasons. Mosher was also in Maine, working at a small farm as an apprentice cheese maker. They met at a farmer’s market, and profess to love hard work, great food, and sarcasm.

In addition to producing these sun-ripened jewels of the harvest season, Piece by Piece grows a diverse number of crops, including snap peas, melons, and peppers. You will also find them marketing their produce through their CSA, and at farmers markets.