GOOD STUFF TO KNOW
We hand pick your tomatoes ever so slightly unripe with the intention that they will ripen up for you over the course of the week. But how do you tell when your tomatoes are ready to eat? Unfortunately, it’s not by color. We grow a LOT of different varieties of tomatoes (15 in all) of all sorts of colors other than red. Some, like the little Sungold cherry tomatoes, turn a rich orange color when they are ripe. Others, like the Cherokee Purple turn a rich, reddish-black. Obviously, it can be kind of hard to tell when to eat heirloom tomatoes like these. The way you can tell is by touch, of course! You know a tomato is ready to eat when it is slightly soft to the touch. My advice to you is to store your tomatoes on your counter (and NOT in your fridge) and give them a gentle squeeze every day. When one has some give, there’s a very good chance it’s ready to go. I hope this helps.
Whatever you do, do NOT refrigerate your tomatoes! Absolutely, positively, don’t do it! Store them on your counter. They are beautiful and fun to look at and you can keep an eye on them to see when they are ready to eat (see above).