"They're small." he said.
"They're cherry tomatoes," I said, "they are supposed to be small. And they are very tasty."
"Big tomatoes are better!" said Farmer Small.
While his response is clearly not gracious, I figure that Farmer Small is getting antsy because the growing season is coming to an end and he knows that he's about to be tossed into the garden plot to winter over. He's getting concerned about whether he'll make it through the roto-tilling in the spring without losing a little plastic limb. I don't know why he's worried - that's months away! Anyway, on behalf of Farmer Small and the other members of this household, many thanks to the grumpy farmer for a lovely visit and the delicious cherry tomatoes.