Name: San Marzano Tomato
Variety: Mini/Baby San Marzano Tomato
Country of Origin: Holland
Known globally as one of THE best tomato, we absolutely adore them from the first time we tried them! The reason? When you first have them, they are sweet and its skin is thin with a decent amount of juice and not too many seeds. However, what comes next is why it's so prized: The tanginess and the acidity lingers strongly in your mouth, hitting a tad of the sweet spot, a tad of the umami spot and leaves you craving so much more without being overwhelming! We typically get them from a Grower's Association in Netherlands, where they are grown all year round in greenhouses. This is due to their higher resistance to blossom end rot as well as their harvests being more consistent. We get them as close to fully ripened as possible and provide the most suitable incubation temperature for them before they are sent out for you to enjoy.
How to enjoy the full beauty of the San Marzano:
DO NOT, we repeat, DO NOT, throw away the vines! They are extremely aromatic! Soak them in your pasta for that thoroughly aromatic vine-y flavor. Besides pasta, pair the tomatoes in a salad or with cheese like Burrata, or sundry them ;) You will love them. P.S. Try not to store them in the fridge or in too cold a temperature
The Avo Promise
Avo & Co. is about helping our customers rediscover the joy of food. This means that we want our customers to have a ""woah"" moment when they open up their box, a ""mmm..."" moment when they put a tomato or a slice of avocado in their mouth. It's also about helping our customers be all excited and looking forward to cooking whether it may be with/for someone or themselves.
On our produce, we try to get them as close to ripeness as possible before harvesting or sending it to you, so that you can taste its proper flavor (but the box should last you for 5 days to a week at least!). We also make it a point to try and not get produce when the season is just starting or ending as its flavor and price is not the best.
On packaging, we try to use as little plastic packaging as possible. (Exceptions being berries, herbs and meat.) It's higher cost and higher effort but we just wanted to do what we can along the way. (If you have problems with storage, get in touch with us, we would love to share tips!. We would also like to stress that we are not 100% plastic free at the moment! We are always looking for alternatives, so yea, feel free to hit us up with suggestions.)
We hope that you enjoy our seasonal fresh produce and that it bring you joy to receive the delivery.