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Sep 1, 2009 08:27 AM

Heirloom Tomatoes in Philly

Is it just me, or has the availability of heirloom tomatoes been sadly - well - sad? Even my beloved Sook Hee's Produce at Comcast Center has been w/o them. Is anyone finding them? I live in Mt Airy, work in CC (18th & JFK), but would be willing to travel to find some ugly beauties...

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  1. If you don't mind a drive out Germantown Pike to Fairview Village (between E. Norriton and Collegeville), we have a produce stand on Smith Road (just north of Methacton High School) that grows copious amounts of heirlooms, and many other fresh items. It has no name and there is no phone but they are open daily through the end of October and have tomatoes galore until season's close.

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    1. re: Chefpaulo

      and they have really good cooking pumpkins now!

    2. Saw some last week at Iovine's at RTM, have not looked since

      1. There are many to be had at the Phoenixville Farmer's Market on Saturday morning.

        1. You need to visit some farmer's markets. Try Headhouse Square or Clark Park.

          One thing to consider is that the cool & rainy summer really reduced the overall # of blemish-free ripe tomatoes. I'm currently up to my neck in Purple Cherokees and Mortgage Lifters, but they're ripening weeks later than the last few years.

          1. You don't have to go that far. Acme in Flourtown has them all the time.