Taste Tomato Bay Area

Taste Tomato Bay AreaTaste Catering, a catering and event planning company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced that the “Taste Tomato” is now available at Bay Area farmers’ markets. The tomato, a combination of the Maglia Rosa and Zucchero varieties was created by Baia Nicchia Farm & Nursery in Sunol, California.

“We love having our very own tomato and are thrilled that its sweetness, shape and color received unanimous raves from our clients and friends. There has been such a demand that we agreed to make it available through a few of our favorite local farmers markets,” said Taste Catering President, Mags Teskey.

The public can purchase the “Taste Tomato” at the following locations: San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market at Allstar Organic’s booth on Saturdays; Menlo Park Farmers’ Market at Baia Nicchia’s booth on Sundays; Berkeley’s Tokyo Fish Market Mondays through Saturdays; and Baia Nicchia’s farm stand in Sunol on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

The “Taste Tomato,” bred by Baia Nicchia’s Fred Hempel and his son Alex, was designed based on a variety of size and taste qualities determined by Taste Catering’s Executive Chef, Chris Borges. This season the “Taste Tomato” will be used by Taste Catering in a variety of hors d’oeuvres, salads and sauces.

“The enthusiastic feedback we received from our clients last season has both inspired and encouraged the kitchen to expand our repertoire for the ‘Taste Tomato,’” said Borges. “We’re looking forward to unveiling a number of cooked preparations, such as our own ketchup, as well as a number of raw, fresh presentations reflecting the tomato’s versatility.”

For more information, visit www.tastecatering.com. Follow the Taste Catering blog at www.tastebuds-sf.com.

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