The Dog Days of Summer

Nature's colorful palate in Heirloom Tomatoes.

The Dog Days of Summer are in full swing. The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional timing of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year when rainfall is at its lowest levels, temperatures are hot and sultry and the steady hum of AC and fan blades can be heard for miles.

The good news is that we're closer to the end of the Dog Days then the middle...and, the tomato invasion is upon us! Tomatoes LOVE hot weather, and as long as they are getting watered, the tomato plants are cranking out a plethora of gorgeous fruit like the heirlooms in the photo above. Talk about growing, we are busy, busy, busy this time of year making sure that we have the best of the best for you right now a well as seeking out and lining up great goods for the upcoming seasons. There is not one day that goes by that we aren't grateful for getting to do what we do...we love it!