Albert, the father of the main character, narrates:
|Heirloom Tomatoes, Pepper Place Farmer's Market|
I pulled another one off and handed it to him, still tasting summer in my mouth, seeds stuck in my shadow of a beard...
|Jones Valley Urban Farm Tomatoes in a Tomato Pie-In-Process|
"They're happy vegetables, aren't they, Papa?" asked Tess, chomping great chunks of hers. "Cheerful and excited. Like lemons are pouty and peaches are flirts."
|Cherry Tomatoes Growing in Backyard Garden (Thanks to roommates who garden)|
"If she can eat it after she makes friends with it, ain't nothing wrong with it," I said.
We all picked beans until supper time, sticky and sweating, licking our fingers and hands and tasting tomatoes and dirt. When I swung Jack and Tess up the steps on the way in, our hands didn't want to come apart.
-Gin Phillips, The Well and the Mine, pages 52-53
|Publix pizza crust with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil|