Sunday, September 12, 2021

Tomato Tasting Results: Saturday 9/11/21

We had a good turnout for the Tomato Tasting event.  A huge thanks to the Gallucci stewards for all their work and our fun, engaged guests. We invited our attendees to take home produce and let them cut their own herbs and flowers.

Orange Paruche was hands down favorite cherry tomato, sweet and yummy. 

Sungold also received high marks.

Bloody Butcher, Magic Mountain and Beliy Naliv  for taste as a small red slicer.

Black Krim and Mortgage Lifter for taste and texture from heirloom group.


Recipe for Roasted Tomatoes


3 pounds of med-large tomatoes, avoid cherry tomatoes for this recipe as you want chunks of roasted tomato.

2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

¼ tsp dried oregano

Kosher salt and pepper

¾ cup good olive oil

Set oven to 425 and spread thick rings of cut tomatoes in roasting pan. Place smashed garlic over tomatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drizzle over olive oil.

Roast tomatoes at this temperature for 30 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 300 and continue to roast for 1 hour.

You want to see blistered skins with collapsed rings of tomatoes. Your kitchen should be perfumed with roasting tomato and garlic.

Cool completely, discard garlic and transfer remainder to airtight container.



Bruschetta topping with fresh mozzarella

Stirred in pasta salad

Incorporated into bread dough

Add to hot pasta but at room temperature, grate parmesan cheese and enjoy

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Tomato Tasting Event Coming Saturday, September 11

 Join the Gallucci Gardeners at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 11 to taste a range of tomatoes from slicers, heirloom, salad, cherry and paste. The event will be held at the Gallucci Learning Garden on the corner of 14th and G Street in Tacoma. See you there!

Bountiful Harvest Continues - Saturday August 28

 We are beginning our fall harvest with potatoes. The winter squash will stay on the vine a few more weeks, but is looking good and some will be ready for harvest soon.