A local, fresh vegetable calendar from the Community Alliance for Family Farmers confirmed what we all know too well. It's too long before tomatoes become available at our farmers' market.
The peak season for all the different varieties is months away. Fortunately, Happy Boy Farms has an alternative. I used their sun-dried organic heirloom tomatoes with pasta to tide me over.
It takes about one pound of tomatoes to make one ounce of dried tomatoes so the flavor is wonderfully intense.