tomatoes

It doesn’t take much to make fresh tomatoes taste great

Let’s start with some shameless lobbying. American Farmland Trust, the group that coined the slogan, “No Farms, No Food,” sponsors a contest every year to determine America ...

Real Food: July's the perfect time to talk tomatoes

It’s July and there’s nothing quite like biting into the first vine-ripened tomato of the season. As errant juices drip down toward your elbow, it’s time to celebrate summe ...

Real Food: Take advantage of local tomatoes

There are plenty of tomatoes at the farmers market, and today’s skirt steak recipe puts them to good use. The presentation for the meat is especially pleasing, thanks to the ri ...

Ready to grow? Start with tomatoes

There’s a good reason why tomatoes are one of the most popular crops for home gardeners. The versatile vegetable will grow in most climates and tastes great in countless dishes. ...

Locally Yours: Local farmers deserve spotlight as much as top chefs

Why don’t we ever see a television show called “America’s Top Farmers” or “Food Network’s Next New Farmer?” In this country we seem to have elevated the chef to star ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Temperature, humidity, smog can cause problems when growing tomatoes

Question: My tomatoes this year are flowering but producing no fruit. I have also noticed that the bees seem to be absent. Is this why I am not getting any fruit? Answer: There ...

Ask the master gardeners: Nematodes can spell ruin for tomatoes

Question: Last year the Master Gardener Office diagnosed nematodes as the cause of my tomato crop failure and told me to change the location of my tomato bed next year. Unfortunate ...