About Tomatoes

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Our Harvest of the Month for September

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Cherry tomatoes make a great snack.

Health Facts

  • Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A.
  • A source of vitamin K and potassium.
  • Rich in lycopene, an antioxidant which can only be obtained by eating lycopene-rich foods.

How do you pick a good one?

Select tomatoes that are deeply colored and firm, with a little give. Take a sniff, if they’re missing that sweet, woody smell, they probably don’t have peak flavor. Check grape tomatoes for wrinkles, this means they’re not so fresh.

How do they grow?

Tomatoes are a warm weather plant grown using a pole or as a bush.

Did you know?

  • There are more than 4,000 varieties of tomatoes, ranging in size, shape and color
  • Yes, botanically, the tomato is a fruit.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court declared the tomato a vegetable because of tariff laws which imposed a duty on vegetables but not fruits.
  • The word “tomato” comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) word, tomato, meaning “something round and plump”.
  • Varieties include cherry, plum, heirloom, beefsteak,

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