Dr Reza Rafie and Chef Tony Geraci cut into the First Virginia Grown Papaya and then make a Papaya salsa – a bit hot with the added Hot Red Pepper Recovery Sauce. This unveiling event occured at the conclusion of the 2010 Small Family Farm Conference hosted by VSU at the Williamsburg Hospitality House in Williamsburg VA.
Chef Tony Geraci cuts into Dr Reza Rafie’s first high tunnel seedless papaya and it tastes so good – they get that in the islands feeling! With the permission of the Willamsburg Hospitality House Chef Amanda Fowle, they make a spicey papaya ginger salsa. You can hear the surf and feel the tropics in their expressions as they just cannot believe such a delicious papaya is grown in Virginia.