In October, I reluctantly picked my green tomatoes, all 62 of them (ouch!) and placed them in the suggested bag in the suggested basement with a note on the calendar to check on the molding mess before I went back down there for my Christmas decorations! To my delight, within a few weeks they began to turn the color I hoped for AND they actually tasted delicious. Granted, not as yummy as when they are warmed by the sun and enjoyed on the back deck because it is too hot to eat indoors, but still WAY better than any tomato at a store in December.
And so there marks yet another New England first. I made a delicious tart out of these yesterday, but it smelled so good I forgot to take a picture! Hopefully I'll remember for the next "harvest" in a few days.