Farmer Friday - Heartland Family Farm, Indiana
Meet Teresa Birtles of Heartland Family Farm in Indiana. Teresa sells at the Bloomington Community Farmers Market, but mostly she grows custom crops for chefs like Jeff Finch of Finch’s Brasserie and Dave Tallent of Restaurant Tallent.
Her focus on flavor guides her to choose countless heirloom vegetables. And she thinks about what goes together on the plate, choosing foods like fennel and herbs that might make a great sauce with her Roma tomatoes.
What are your favorite tomato recipe links we should think about? Yes, tomatoes are months away in the Midwest but outdoor markets open in a few weeks and we can start to dream.
Please share your thoughts so I can start salivating! I’ll start: panzanella.
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Photos compliments of Janine MacLachlan, www.RusticKitchen.com. All rights reserved.