This Week's Featured Product is Tomatoes

Tomatoes are stereotypically red in color, but a trip to the farmers' market will reveal heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors and shapes: yellow, orange, pink, purple, green, and even striped. Unlike many commercial cultivars that are bred for consistentcy of size and shape, disease and pest resistance, and suitability for mechanized picking and shipping, heirlooms are bred for taste and uniqueness. Their flavors range from acidic to sweet and everything in between.

Tomatoes contain lycopene ? one of nature's most powerful antioxidants ? which is beneficial for the heart and helps prevent prostate cancer.

Tomatoes pair exceptionally well with herbs like basil, parsley, cilantro, and oregano.

You can purchase tomatoes from Terra Bella Family Farm or another of the local farmers selling tomatoes.

Terra Bella Farms grows a diverse crop of fruits and vegetables with a focus on warm weather crops such as specialy melons, heirloom tomatoes, and rare and unusual varieties of eggplants and peppers.

Once you get your purchases home, check out our delicious recipes using tomatoes.

About the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association

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