Thursday, August 16, 2012

Connecticut "Natives"

A bounty takes place this time of year, and a special farm seen pictured here brings this native bounty to the plate. It has a rich history in this small town of  Newington, Connecticut both as a dairy farm and now a producer of vegetables. Most people in town know Eddy Farm for their sweet corn, I know it for their tomatoes. They also raise many other veggies, and most are picked fresh daily.

Small local family farms we need to support them, for that taste can only come from them.


Being Italian my love of the tomato is second only to the brook trout. And while the tomato can be enjoyed countless ways my absolute favorite is like this. Cut, tossed with olive oil with salt and pepper. Serve with crusty garlic bread...... Simplicity.


There is another true Connecticut native. He's been here for years. While he is not cultivated, but a wild native. He lives in a most beautiful place, fresh clear cold tumbling waters.....Simplicity.


Meet my Fellow natives. The Brook Trout.




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24 comments:

  1. Hi Alan....those tomatoes look great.

    My oldest son told me about CSA (community supported agriculture)and I buy corn, tomatoes, squash, etc. from one by my house. I try to support small farms and businesses as much as I can.

    Is it me or are the fish getting darker?

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      That's good stuff.
      The colors are probably the camera.

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  2. Hahahah! You remind me of my grandfather and his "pomolauda" graden grown Jersey Tomatoes on pumpernickle, everyday like clock work!

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    1. Bill,
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      Your grandfather "knows best".

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  3. Fresh home grown tomatos! Just go down to the garden with the salt shaker! The shots of the brookies are wonderful. Love the holographic spots on the little guy !

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      Salt and tomatos, a match for sure. Small brookies can be ever so colorful.

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  4. That last little shot of the Brookie is awesome! And... yes there should be a salt shaker in every gardener's hip pocket!

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    1. Midgeman,
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      There very may be one there.

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  5. love those tomatoes. you are right, as we are surrounded by local farms in my area that we need to support.

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      It's a case of doing right, and the taste is a big plus.

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  6. One can only describe a brookie in his spawning colors as neon. A committee couldn't design such a fish.

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    1. tenkara ambassador,
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      No artist can duplicate their colors. But I hope they continue trying.

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  7. i'm not sure what looks better, the native brookies, or the freshness of those tomoatoes...i'll call it a draw.

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  8. The USDA has recorded an increase of 9.6% (or from 7175 to more than 7800) in the amount of Farmers Markets in the country. You can not get better produce than from a farmers market. Between the tomato pictures and the tortilla pizza just below, I've got to go upstairs and get something to eat.

    Mark

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    1. Mark Kautz,
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      That's good news. That pizza was great.

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    1. RKM,
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      I knew it would..knowing your love of tomatos

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  10. Alan
    It looks like the Bomber connected again--I am a veggie junkie throughout the year, in fact I could eat vegetables most all the time. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      It seldom fails. I'm a veggie fan also.

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  11. Hi Alan!

    The tomatoes look delicious. Almost like panunto eating it like that. The native brook trouts look just fine to. Looking at the picture of the tomatoes makes my mouth wet and looking at the brook trout makes me want to go fishing.

    Have fun with the Connecticut "Natives" and enjoy them,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man.
      Thanks.
      It's a brief time that we have to enjoy both.

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  12. Bright red , all natural , tomatoes ...bright red dots on all natural, brookies..I love them both

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  13. A cow see's her reflection in the water with spots cause some guy from the bible (yeah...I forgot who) put rocks, or something in the stream, then her calves came out with spots....or something like that. Yeah, I can't remember the story exactly, or where this story is in the bible, but I know its there...can you help?

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