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The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs

The Great Tomato Debate: About Heirlooms, Hybrids and GMOs

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

CUESA discusses the advantages and disadvantages between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes as well as clarifying the difference between hybrids and GMOs.

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3 Recipes: Roasted Tomatoes, The Perfect Accessory For Summer Dishes

3 Recipes: Roasted Tomatoes, The Perfect Accessory For Summer Dishes

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dressed in caramel notes, with a suggestion of salt and a big wink toward vinegar, a roasted tomato’s most memorable feature is its long, sensuous, deep and savory finish.

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It’s Tomato Time: Pick Your Own Produce at Smith Family Farm

It’s Tomato Time: Pick Your Own Produce at Smith Family Farm

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

August is the month when my addiction to fresh tomatoes kicks into high gear, and I start having fantasies about hoarding them for the winter. So I rounded up several friends for a 40-mile round trip bike expedition so we could pick our own at the Smith Family Farm in Brentwood.

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How a Seed Saver Discovered One of Our Favorite Tomatoes

How a Seed Saver Discovered One of Our Favorite Tomatoes

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the farmers market this time of year, tomatoes are strutting their stuff in all sorts of glorious and quirky colors: green striped, white, pink, purplish-brown. Consumers have seed savers and amateur breeders to thank for discovering and sharing some of these heirloom varieties, like the Cherokee Purple.

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‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop advise using ripe fruit, extra-firm tofu and poking your hamburgers so they don’t puff up like tennis balls.

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Planning Your Spring Vegetable Garden for Earth Day

Planning Your Spring Vegetable Garden for Earth Day

How are you getting dirty this Earth Day? Stephanie Rosenbaum offers tips for starting an edible spring garden this weekend.

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Smaller But Better? Organic Tomatoes May Pack More Nutritional Punch

Smaller But Better? Organic Tomatoes May Pack More Nutritional Punch

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tomatoes grown on organic farms contained significantly higher levels of vitamin C, sugar and lycopene than their conventionally grown counterparts, a study finds. Turns out, organic farming techniques “stress out” the plants in ways that make them more nutrient dense.

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Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten

Fla. Tomato Growers Say Mexico Trade Deal Is Rotten

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

For 16 years, Mexican growers have agreed not to sell tomatoes below what’s called a reference price, meant to protect Florida growers from cheap Mexican tomatoes. But half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S. come from Mexico, and Mexican growers say it’s because their tomatoes taste better.

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How To Buy And Store Fresh Tomatoes

How To Buy And Store Fresh Tomatoes

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

I wanted to share the joy of a good tomato with everyone. Now, a store-bought tomato is never going to taste like it was plucked straight from the vine. But there’s no reason it can’t be a great tasting tomato! All it takes is the steps outlined in this post.

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Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Late Summer Recipe Round Up: Tomatoes, Melon, Corn

Make the most of late summer’s bounty with Bay Area Bites’ round-up of delicious, easy recipes for tomatoes, melon, and corn.

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Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sunday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW); participants of the Food Justice conference and Bay Area community allies marched in Oakland for farmworker justice. The destination was Trader Joe’s where the group planned deliver a letter, calling on the company to support human rights for farmworkers, specifically the workers who harvest tomatoes sold in their stores.

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Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Time to grab the last of the season’s tomatoes and stock up the pantry with slow-roasted homemade ketchup.

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Prevent Wintertime Tomato Deprivation and Create a Canned Collection

Prevent Wintertime Tomato Deprivation and Create a Canned Collection

| September 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

For the past month, every meal I’ve had at home has included tomatoes in some form. I’m not exaggerating. This time of year brings out the greedy tomato monster in me and I decided to can some for wintertime eating.

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Tomatoes: Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

Tomatoes: Heirlooms vs. Hybrids

| September 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Heirloom tomatoes are getting more and more popular—but what does “heirloom” really mean? And how do these colorful tomatoes differ from their supermarket relatives?

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