The Road to Terra Madre: Farmer’s Market at Lake Maggiore

Farmers Market Produce at Lake MaggioreVariety of tomato common in ItalyWe are working our way to Terra Madre slowly and circuitously, savoring what Italy has to offer. We started our trip at Lake Maggiore on the Cannero Riviera. Although close to Switzerland it has a mild climate, as evidenced by the abundance of palm trees and the colorful variety of vegetables at Friday’s Farmers’ Market. The robust tomatoes with the deep ridges by the stem pictured here seem to be common to the area although I haven’t seen this variety before – not even at our annual Tomato Day tasting at Morningsun Herb Farm.