August 29, 2012 | Culture
Summer's Iconic Crops
Wednesday, we're paying homage to a few of summer's iconic crops. We'll start off with peaches—those gorgeous, fuzzy flavor bombs, erupting with juice at the slightest bite. The writer and farmer David "Mas" Masumoto and Steven Rosenberg, the Chief Eating Officer at Salt Lake's Liberty Heights market, will tell us how to discern a great peach, and when and how to pick them. We'll also be joined by Amy Goldman, the renowned gardener and author, to worship at the altar of the incredibly diverse heirloom tomato and explore the rich gifts of heirloom melons.
- David "Mas" Masumoto is an organic peach and grape farmer and the author of four books including Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm and Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies from the Land.
- Steven Rosenberg is the founder at CEO (Chief Eating Officer) of Liberty Heights Fresh in Salt Lake City. He has been called Salt Lake City's "Food Evangelist." Check out Steven's blog.
- Amy Goldman is a gardener, author, artist, philanthropist and advocate for seed saving, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. She has been described as "perhaps the world's premier vegetable gardener." She is the author of The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World's Most Beautiful Fruit and Melons for the Passionate Grower.