Food & Drink

Celebrate summer with green tomatoes

This is tomato season, and those who love to pick their own can enjoy the outdoors and pick all they need. If you'd rather not pick them yourself, you can shop at the farmers market. The harvest is bountiful.

When I began my search for green tomatoes, I traveled to the St. Helena Island market only to find out that all the green tomatoes had been sold. That's when I learned of Osalami Lamoke's organic tomatoes. Her mail carrier helped me get in touch with her to order a bag of green tomatoes. When the delivery arrived, a few ripe tomatoes were thrown in.

And at Barefoot Farms on St. Helena, I was able to pick and purchase enough tomatoes to satisfy my needs for the special dish I had in mind. With farmers markets all around the county, this is the ideal time to search during the season finale for green tomatoes and whet your appetite.

Fried green tomatoes are just so good.

Port Royal resident Ervena Faulkner is a retired educator who has always had an interest in food and nutrition. Email her at