By Tim Stark
Located fantastically on the intersection of Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, and Barbara Kingsolver, Heirloom is an inspiring, elegiac, and gorgeously written memoir approximately rediscovering an older and nonetheless important approach of life.
Fourteen years in the past, Tim Stark used to be residing in Brooklyn, operating days as a administration advisor, and writing unpublished brief tales via evening. One night, chancing upon a Dumpster packed with discarded lumber, he carried the lumber domestic and equipped a germination rack for hundreds of thousands of heirloom tomato seedlings. His crop quickly outgrew the brownstone during which it had sprouted, forcing him to cart the seedlings to his family’s farm in Pennsylvania, the place they have been transplanted into the floor by means of hand. while favorable climate introduced in a bumper crop, Tim hauled his strange tomatoes to big apple City’s Union sq. Greenmarket, at a time whilst the tomato was once unanimously crimson. the remaining is heritage. this present day, Eckerton Hill Farm does a booming alternate in heirloom tomatoes and imprecise chile peppers. Tim’s tomatoes are featured at the menus of recent York City’s so much challenging cooks and feature even made the canopy of Gourmet journal.