Anyway, the retail value of our crops turned out as follows:
Herbs (not basil, fresh): $$0.48
Tomato, Cuor di Bue: $86.75
Tomato, Yulia: $25.75
Tomato: Window Box Roma: $7.50
Tomato: San Marzano: $61.00
Tomato, Black Krim: $37.75
Tomato, PW*: $7.25
Tomato, SF*: $10.75
Tomato, Heinz: $6.50
Toamto, RB*: $9.50
Tomato, Indigo Rose: $1.50
*No, as a matter of fact, I don't really remember what PW, SF, and RB stand for. Since these tomatoes didn't bear much fruit, they aren't varieties I care much about growing again, anyway.
Luckily, the things I really depend on for our diet did well this year. We had lots of tomatoes and tons of cucumbers, and those kept us well-fed through the summer and generated some canned goods for winter. Blueberries and beans were important in their season, too, and low-value crops like potatoes still made for some really great meals without any investment (since we use store-bought potatoes that have sprouted as seed, everything is a way to recover from a loss).
Every year at this time, I swear that I'm only going to grow the varieties of crops that performed well; indeed, the top-producing tomatoes were all grown from seed here at home (Cuor di Bue, San Marzano, and Yulia). However, I know I will fall victim to bringing home some lonely plants that peek up at me in the local nursery, hardware store, or grocery. I just can't help it!